The Pirate Bay

website providing torrent files and magnet links

The Pirate Bay (shortname:TPB) is a Swedish website that indexes Bit Torrent files. It was created by Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde. The Pirate Bay is ranked as the 85th most popular website by Alexa. The Pirate Bay had to face many lawsuits and a raid in relation to copyright violations. It was shut down on December 9, 2014 by Swedish police, and came back online on January 31, 2015. Also, it may put a virus on your PC.

The Pirate Bay
Drawing of a 3-masted sailing ship with 'Home Taping Is Killing Music' cassette & crossbones
Type of site
Torrent index, magnet links provider
Available in35 languages available, primarily English and Swedish
Created by
RevenueAdvertisements, donations, merchandise, cryptocurrency mining
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RegistrationOptional, free
Launched15 September 2003; 20 years ago (2003-09-15)
Current statusOnline
Written inHTML, JavaScript and PHP

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