ThePirateBay.Org ISP Ordered To “Shut It Down”
In the latest twist of a story we have been following for a while, the ISP which serves as the main backbone for the filing sharing site, (Black Internet) ThePirateBay.org was ordered today to stop servicing the site today or face penalties.
According to various news sources as of 9:30 a.m. PT, ThePirateBay.org appeared to be mostly inaccessible.
Although other ISP’s carry the site, Black Internet was its main backbone.
In other ThePirateBay.org news today, the official, Swedish government run debt-collection agency, commonly referred to as the bailiff, said it could find no attachable assets belonging to 3 of the 4 founders of the site.
The 4 founders were sentenced in April to one year in jail, and fined $3.6 Million Dollars, they have appealed .
The buyer had plans to turn the site into a “legal” site where copyrighted material would not be allowed to be freely shared.
However, last week that company hit with two major issues which may delay or stop the sale.
First, on Friday Swedish officials launched a criminal probe of the company that agreed to buy ThePirateBay.org, for possible insider trading.
According to reports, Global Gaming’s stock rose sharply a week before the company announced its plans to acquire ThePirateBay.org
Second in an unrelated move, trading in Global Gaming shares was halted by the Swedish stock exchange on Friday, after officials requested proof that Global Gaming had enough money to complete the purchase of ThePirateBay.org site, saying they will not let trading resume in the shares until they have furnished proof of funds to the exchange’s satisfaction, which of this morning they still have not.
Seems like another mess involving the highly controversial site.