FILE SHARING WEBSITE

  • Pirate Bay taken down after police raid; other file-sharing websites also offline December 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Popular Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was taken down after Swedish police seized servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm. "We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay," Paul Pinter, national coordinator, intellectual...
  • Pirate Bay launches a mobile site, makes it easier for users to browse torrents on the go July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Filesharing website Pirate Bay has launched a mobile site to make it easier for users to torrent on the go, reports Torrent Freak. Named The Mobile Bay, the new mobileoptimised site has an updated interface which is easier to navigate. Earlier mobile users were presented with a smaller version...
  • Megaupload's Kim Dotcom launches new site 'Mega', says it's legal January 19, 2013

    Auckland: Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed filesharing website Megaupload, said his new "cyberlocker" was not revenge on US authorities who planned a raid on his home, closed Megaupload and charged him with online piracy for which he faces jail if found guilty. Dotcom said his new offering, Mega.co.nz, which will launch...
  • Cambodia arrests Pirate Bay cofounder September 3, 2012

    Cambodia: Cambodian police have arrested a cofounder of filesharing website The Pirate Bay and are preparing his extradition to Sweden, where he was convicted of violating copyright laws. Police said Monday that Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was arrested at a home he was renting in Phnom Penh. National police spokesman Kirth Chantharith said...
  • US shutters Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate January 20, 2012

    Washington: The US government shut down the Megaupload.com content sharing website, charging its founders and several employees with massive copyright infringement, the latest skirmish in a highprofile battle against piracy of movies and music. The Department of Justice announced the indictment and arrests of four company executives on Thursday as debate...
  • Pirate Bay snapped up by Swedish software firm June 30, 2009

    Stockholm: Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X AB said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy free filesharing website The Pirate Bay, and that it would find ways to compensate copyright owners for downloaded material. The four Swedish men behind the website were sentenced in April to one year in...