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1 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-05-31 19:00 ID:Heaven

"In the morning of 2006-05-31 the Swedish National Criminal Police showed a search warrant to Rix|Port80 personnell. The warrant was valid for all datacentres of Rix|Port80 and was directed at The Pirate Bay. The allegation was breach of copy-right law, alternatively assisting breach of copy-right law.

The police officers were allowed access to the racks where the TPB servers and other servers are hosted. All servers in the racks were clearly marked as to which sites run on each. The police took down all servers in the racks, including the non-commercial site PiratbyrÄn, the mission of which is to defend the rights of TPB via public debate.

According to police officers simultaneously questioning the president of Rix|Port80, the purpose of the search warrant is to take down TPB in order to secure evidence of the allegations mentioned above.

The necessity for securing technical evidence for the existance of a web-service which is fully official, the legality of which has been under public debate for years and whose principals are public persons giving regular press interviews, could not be explained. Asked for other reasoning behind the choice to take down a site, without knowing wether it is illegal or not, the officers explained that this is normal.

The TPB can receive compensation from the Swedish state in case that the upcoming legal processes show that TPB is indeed legal."

2 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-01 02:44 ID:1FVCxMJ6

These sorts of BitTorrent tracker tracker sites should be hosted on Tor from .onion addresses. That's really the way to go, I think. Unlike a BitTorrent tracker itself, or a peer, they don't need to be low-latency or anything, so it should work.

3 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-01 11:47 ID:K/771X6A


Ideologically, that is unsound, because it's pretty much an admission that what you're doing is illegal, which The Pirate Bay has always refuted.

Practically, nobody knows what Tor is, or how to run it. You'd cut your user base to a few percent of what it otherwise would be.

4 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-02 16:18 ID:Heaven

God I wish the Tor cabal that lurks around here would fuck off.

5 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-03 07:25 ID:NoXfqHsL

The Pirate Bay returns:

6 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-03 12:22 ID:Heaven

>>5 "The Police Bay"?

7 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-03 14:15 ID:Heaven

Blog with lots of information:

Basically, it's looking a lot like a lot of people involved in the bust overstepped their authorities and broke any number of laws. There's going to be a lot of fallout from this one.

Also, there's a demonstration against the apparently illegal activities of the police in the bust going on in Stockholm right now.

8 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-06-04 03:24 ID:JdvHC4JC

Piratebay is a bittorrent tracker. is owned by Piratebay, I think.

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