AUSTRALIA’S PIRATEBAY, one of the most notorious torrent sites on the internet, is facing a $20 million fine from the Federal Government after breaching its terms of service.
The site, which has more than 200,000 registered users, has been operating without a licence since February 2017.
ThepirateBay, which is not a registered trademark, was the first of many online file-sharing networks to be seized by the Australian Government in recent years.
TorrentFreak has been told by the site’s operators that it has had to change its password, add additional security and change its terms and conditions to comply with the new measures.
Torrentfreak understands the Pirate Bay’s current operators have been working to keep the site up and running for a number of years, but that they have been trying to keep up with the Government’s requirements.
The Pirate Bay says it has been cooperating with authorities since March 2018, when it was still operating under its previous name, thepiratemedia.com.
While this is the case, TorrentFreaks has been unable to contact the Pirate Bio’s current operator, who has since moved to Australia.
It is not known what will happen with thepiratorybay.net, or if the PirateBay.net will continue to operate, if it continues to be under the domain name.
PirateBio’s website is now under the name “piratebsd.net”.
“We are very sorry that thepiraticbay.com and thepirabio.net were taken down by the government,” PirateBio said in a statement to TorrentFreaky.
ThepiratoryBay.org, which hosts thepiratespot.com, has also been taken down. “
Thepirate bay and the pirabio are the only two Pirate Bio domains that have not been seized by our Australian government, and we hope this will be the case in the future.”
ThepiratoryBay.org, which hosts thepiratespot.com, has also been taken down.
It has not been updated to state that it was taken down for breaking copyright laws, and has also not posted any notices about it.
“Unfortunately, we have been forced to take down thepiratingbay.org due to an infringement notice from the Australian Federal Police,” the Pirate Bi website stated in a message to Torrentfreaky.
This notice, issued on July 28, 2018, alleges that the Piratebay.io domain is infringing copyright law in Australia.
“Piratebay is a registered domain name that has been the subject of a copyright infringement notice since August 2018,” the site stated.
“Our users are free to use thepira.org as their home to share, share and share again.
However, if thepiratorbay.domain.com or thepiraforrent.org are used in breach of copyright law, they will be seized.”
ThePirateBay.com has been blocked in Australia for more than a decade.
In the past, the site was not available in any country.
Torrent sites such as The PirateBay, The PirateBox, ThePiratedBay.xyz, and the TorrentFreaking.org have all been taken offline.
ThePiratak has remained offline since December 2018.
The website has also never been updated with a message from its operators.