Hyperlocal Peer-to-Peer Piracy

Hyperlocal Peer-to-Peer Piracy

The Pirate Kiosk is a local and public backup of the Pirate Bay's torrent catalog broadcast from a WiFi router, allowing peer-to-peer file sharing without the need for the internet.

Nicko Margolies
  • 16 september 2009

The Pirate Bay is always under threat, whether it be governments or mysterious new owners, but the community behind its massive collection of files is actively finding ways to continue their (often) illicit pursuits.  One solution is to backup the immense catalog of torrents so that they can be transferred to a new site that will likely spring up if the Pirate Bay ever goes offline.  Another, more drastic option is the creation of The Pirate Kiosk, an offline torrent tracker that only works if you are within range of the WiFi signal.

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