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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 in 35 languages available, primarily English and Swedish
Created by
  • Gottfrid Svartholm
  • Fredrik Neij
  • Peter Sunde
Revenue Advertisements, donations, merchandise, cryptocurrency mining
Alexa rank Increase 202 (May 2019)
Registration Optional, free
Launched 15 September 2003; 17 years ago (2003-09-15)
Current status Online
Written in HTML, JavaScript and PHP

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 risk your PC to get infected by a virus.


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