The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is a website that provides magnet links to facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. Users can download music, movies, games, software, and more using the site.

The Pirate Bay was established in November 2001 by Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, and Peter Sunde of Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån (The Piracy Bureau).

Founders:  Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde