Popular UK Pirate Bay workaround reportedly sunk by legal threats

Piratebay workaround popular in UK shut down with legal threats.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Dec 19 2012 11:41 AM CST   |   Updated Wed, Mar 10 2021 1:19 PM CST

The Pirate Bay Proxy, a popular work around to access the Piratebay website which was banned in the UK has been shutdown amid claims that the music industry has threatened litigation.

Popular UK Pirate Bay workaround reportedly sunk by legal threats | TweakTown.com

Traffic stats point the proxy as being the 133 most visited site in the UK. No word has been released on what prompted the takedown, but the Pirate Party is set to release a statement soon.

It's no surprise that the proxy was shutdown, as UK courts ordered ISPs to block The Pirate Bay back in April. This forced millions of users to seek out torrent links elsewhere. More workarounds have popped up but we are sure that it is only a matter of time before they are shut down as well.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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