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The Pirate Bay turns to the cloud to avoid shutdown

2012-10-18 06:46:51 GMT2012-10-18 14:46:51(Beijing Time)

By Yuan Yue, Sina English

The Pirate Bay (TPB), a File-sharing website based in Sweden, has moved its servers to the cloud to frustrate attempts to take it offline, according to a BBC report.

The website, which has been blamed for encouraging illegal file-sharing, has been billed as the world's most resilient BitTorrent site. It will now operate from cloud-hosting providers around the world, according to its official statement.

The statement says its new cloud-based servers will use the internet for storage, and do not have to be hosted with the same provider, or even on the same continent-- and in this move, preventing attempts to close it down.

Besides, the move will also save money and make it harder for law-enforcement agencies to shut it down.

"All attempts to attack from now on is an attack on everything and nothing," it says.

"Moving to the cloud lets TPB move from country to country, crossing borders seamlessly without downtime." says a website representative. "The hosting providers have no idea that they're hosting The Pirate Bay, and even in the event they found out it would be impossible for them to gather data on the users."



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