On December 9th the Pirate Bay and related sites went dark. This is not the first time the site has been taken offline but usually it’s caused by scheduled maintenance or the occasional domain seizure.
I use services Torrage to hold torrent files of my artistic projects like the Pulp Fiction Chronological Cut. This is not just piracy were talking about. It’s used for independent music, videos, and software distribution. Not everyone has the infrastructure to host and share large files with a lot of people and services like Torrage really help.
Torrage and Zoink.it are simple torrent storage lockers. They don’t index the content of the torrent files or even know the names of each torrent. The file name is stripped out and replaced with the torrent’s hash. My Pulp Fiction Remix has a hash of
therefore the link would be:
Most of these services are coming back online but it’s kind of scary how quickly it disappeared. Even the Pirate Bay itself is starting to show up on certain mirrors already and it’ll probably be business as usual by this time next week.