In yet another humerous display in the ongoing action against The Pirate Bay, Black Internet (one of TPB's ISPs) was ordered to stop supplying bandwidth to the site or face a ~$70,000 fine. A few hours later, TPB was back online.
In related news, a court has ruled that TPB admins are not able to pay their fines
, despite approval of the sale of TPB
Stockholm district court made the order on 21 August, saying ISP Black Internet would be fined 500,000 kronor (£43,000) if it did not comply.
The court order was the result of legal action brought against The Pirate Bay by the music and film industry.
However, TPB was back online within a few hours with a new carrier.
In a press release, parodying Winston Churchill's famous speech of 1940, the Pirate Bay team said they would keep the site running "for years if necessary".