Party with pirates… if you’re in Sweden

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The Pirate Bay, better known for popularising BitTorrent and being a huge thorn in the side of the record and movie industry, is turning 10. Not only is that a ripe old age for something on the internet, it’s also an incredible achievement for a site that’s had to dodge legal challenges for most of its existence.

To celebrate the occasion the current owners are planning a party in Sweden, where six acts will be performing. Swedish metal band, Machinae Supremacy – known for its game-inspired samples – will also host a party in Stockholm. For those who can’t make it, the powers that be encourage other parties across the globe. If you do think it’s worth celebrating 10 years of torrenting you can set up an event and post about it on Facebook.

Or you could, you know, just download bootleg videos of the events after the fact.


Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.