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Pirate Bay Renamed Beijing Bay After Olympics Tracking


The Pirate Bay has a new logo, at least temporarily.

The world’s most notorious torrent-tracking site has temporarily renamed itself The Beijing Bay after the International Olympic Committee sought the assistance of the Swedish government to stop it from tracking clips from the ongoing Olympics in Beijing.

The IOC claimed Monday there were more than 1 million downloads of footage from the Olympics — mostly of the opening ceremony. TorrentFreak was the first English-speaking site to report the news.

The Swedish government has already charged the Pirate Bay operators, based in Sweden, with copyright infringement. No trial date has been set.

The Pirate Bay, which tracks millions of copyrighted works available to users for free, has no intention of shutting down or of shuttering its Olympic trackers.

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