Despite several domain changes and ISP blockades in various countries The Pirate Bay torrent site keeps on growing.
Authorities and copyright holders all over the world tried their damnedest to kill the Pirate Bay, but as data reported by TorrentFreak proves, the file sharing hub is a rogue ship that won’t sink. According to TorrentFreak, the Pirate Bay’s monthly uploads grew roughly 50 percent year over year, from 50,411 in November 2012 to 74,195 last month. The site now lists links to about 2.8 million torrents, presently being swarmed by nearly 19 million users. The Pirate Bay is reportedly developing a peer-to-peer browser that will be much harder to block using existing censorship techniques.
As TF points out, the site had to change domains six times throughout the year. This only underscores arguments made by Google and others that chasing down torrent links all over the world is a game that copyright holders can’t win.
The chart below, which is based on The Pirate Bay’s categories, shows that video is by far the most-shared content.
While uploads have grown, the drama surrounding the world’s most well-known source of torrents is certainly far from over.