The Pirate Bay is the worlds largest bittorrent indexer. Bittorrent is a filesharing protocol that in a reliable way enables big and fast file transfers.
No torrent files are saved at the server. That means no copyrighted and/or illegal material are stored by us. It is therefore not possible to hold the people behind The Pirate Bay responsible for the material that is being spread using the site.
The Pirate Bay was started by the swedish anti copyright organization Piratbyrån in the late 2003, but in October 2004 it separated became run by dedicated individuals. In 2006 the site changed it's ownership yet again. Today the site is run by an organisation rather than individuals, though as a non-profit. The organisation is registered in the Seychelles and can be contacted using the contact form.
Using the site is free of charge for individuals however there are some restrictions. Please see the policy page
To contact The Pirate Bay email us at email@example.com
To report child abuse or other similar unlawful activities please do so to your local authority. In Sweden you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report child abuse matters. Please do so.