The Pirate Bay Moves to … North Korea?
In a strange move, The Pirate Bay announced today that it will filter part of its operations through North Korea.
“Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network,” The Pirate Bay said in a blog post.
Given that North Korea severely restricts its citizens’ access to technology, including cell phones and the Internet, the thought of an organization that promotes Internet freedom setting up shop there seems bizarre. When The Pirate Bay posted the news to its Facebook page, many of those who commented questioned whether the site was trolling them.
But TorrentFreak reported this afternoon that traceroutes suggest that The Pirate Bay is indeed being routed through North Korea.