Pirate Bay back online and back on Google
All a simple mistake
Pirate Bay is back on Google, and back online, following a double whammy of downtime and a wrongly served DMCA notice.
Last week thepiratebay.org was removed from Google's search results. The page revealed that Google was responding to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice - a legal warning from the owners of copyrighted material.
Google has now explained that this was a mistake - thepiratebay.org address was wrongly included in a takedown notice from a firm which specialises in protecting porn copyrights. Takedown notices are used to warn a company that it is hosting copyrighted material and that it must be removed or legal action will follow.
Google apologised for the glitch.
The file sharing site also suffered a three hour break in service on Friday. ®
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