May 31, 2006: Pirate Bay Raided, Swedish Political Party Increased

the Pirate Bay
the Pirate Bay

2006 – Swedish police raid the host of the Pirate Bay BitTorrent. On the same day, the Pirate Bay political party increased their numbers by 500, with an additional 930 joining the following day.

The site stayed down for 3 days, but came back to double the traffic due to the media coverage.

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