SITE DOWN - WILL BE UP AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL WITHIN A DAY OR
In the morning of 2006-05-31 the Swedish
National Criminal Police showed a search warrant to Rix|Port80 personnell. The
warrant was valid for all datacentres of Rix|Port80 and was directed at The
Pirate Bay. The allegation was breach of copy-right law, alternatively assisting
breach of copy-right law.
The police officers were allowed access to the
racks where the TPB servers and other servers are hosted. All servers in the
racks were clearly marked as to which sites run on each. The police took down
all servers in the racks, including the non-commercial site Piratbyrån, the
mission of which is to defend the rights of TPB via public debate.
According to police officers simultaneously questioning the president of
Rix|Port80, the purpose of the search warrant is to take down TPB in order to
secure evidence of the allegations mentioned above.
The necessity for
securing technical evidence for the existance of a web-service which is fully
official, the legality of which has been under public debate for years and whose
principals are public persons giving regular press interviews, could not be
explained. Asked for other reasoning behind the choice to take down a site,
without knowing wether it is illegal or not, the officers explained that this is
The TPB can receive compensation from the Swedish state in case
that the upcoming legal processes show that TPB is indeed legal.
sites covering news about this:
TPB is a customer of PRQ.
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