Updated: December 20, 2013 4:45 PM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
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If Napster was the original pirating site to draw the ire of regulators, perhaps the one with, you know, “pirate” in the actual name has become the new Napster. Certainly, the Pirate Bay may be the most infamous BitTorrent site, which allows users to download ripped movies, TV and music at a moment’s notice.

The Pirate Bay has played tug-of-war with authorities in its 10-plus years in operation, changing its format and web address (from .org to .se, for example) to stay one step ahead of lawmakers. Most recently, the torrent site has re-launched under the banner “the Promo Bay” to promote independent artists while also offering the same downloading services.

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