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Pirate Bay Back in Business Following Raid

K.C. Jones (
Wed, 7 Jun 2006 11:03:29 -0500

Pirate Bay Back, Reportedly Overwhelmed By Traffic
By K.C. Jones

The Pirate Bay was up and running with a few problems Tuesday after a
government raid, followed by a temporary shut down.

Authorities shut down the Bit Torrent tracking site last week, saying
it directed visitors to illegally distributed digital files.

The site returned Saturday but has had sporadic problems since then,
including complete, though temporary failure Monday. The site reopened
with a variation on its pirate ship logo, which has a silhouette of a
cassette tape and cross bones. The logo now has cannonballs shooting
at the word "Hollywood."

Meanwhile, several media reports blamed the crash of Swedish
government Web sites on hackers trying to retaliate.

The Pirate Bay maintained its innocence, issuing statements saying it
does not hold copyright files but acts as a search index.

Web site operators told Wired that the site was experiencing problems
because of a deluge of traffic following the publicity.

Copyright 2006 CMP Media LLC.

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