According to The Pirate Party, a Swedish copyright reform organization, the raid also seized Piratbyr�n’s (the Pirate Bureau) servers. In addition, The Pirate Party reports “…the servers where located in a protected area, to which the police had no legal right to enter…” Approximately 50 police participated in the raid, which placed into custody two PirateBay.org personnel.
The premature departure of ThePirateBay.org marks a significant turning point in the BitTorrent community. Although it’s not currently known what, if any, entertainment entity is behind this raid, failure to secure ThePirateBay.org’s permanent removal will only bolster this tracker�s position of defiance.
Update SITE DOWN – WILL BE UP AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL WITHIN A DAY OR TWO