August 26, 2009

Pirate Bay back in business

The Swedish Pirate Bay file-sharing Web site is back online after it was temporarily shut down by its former Internet Service Provider.

A Stockholm court threatened to fine the ISP Black Internet if it didn't drop The Pirate Bay after several movie and music companies sued the Web site for allowing their products to be downloaded without permission.

The Pirate Bay was out of commission as of Tuesday night, but the BBC said the file-sharing Web site has since gone back online thanks to a new Internet carrier, which the British broadcaster did not name.

Global Gaming Factory is in the process of buying The Pirate Bay with the plan of offering legally obtained content, paying copyright holders for their work and compensating file sharers for making their files available, the BBC said.