Despite its problems, The Pirate Bay has endured, and fans continue to torrent through the site.
Traffic to Bit Torrent sites was up 40 percent in North America during the first half of this year, according to a new report from Sandvine. The report found that upstream to Bit Torrent sites represents 36.8 percent of Web traffic. To put this in perspective, Skype and NetFlix combined represent a little more than 10 percent of upstream traffic.
However the “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H 2012“ report points out, “the application continues to exhibit a steady downward trend in overall traffic share, declining to 10.31% of total peak traffic from being 11.30% a half a year ago.” Still app developers should be concerned about traffic to Bit Torrent sites, as the distribution of illegal copies of copyrighted apps can be a problem on these sites. (In fact, in 2012 the Department of Justice launched its first investigation into app piracy.) Read more
The bit-torrent sharing site The Pirate Bay has abandoned its servers and moved its data to the cloud, the Swedish nonprofit said in a blog post. Pirate Bay seemed to be responding to the threat of a law enforcement shutdown, similar to what happened to Megaupload.