Pirate Bay had been offline since December
The Pirate Bay, the world’s most popular file-sharing site, came back online Saturday after Swedish authorities had shut it down in December.
The site’s relaunch, complete with a new logo of a phoenix, was expected, as a countdown clock had been displayed on the domain, VentureBeat reports. The relaunch is reportedly a slimmed-down version, not requiring several former administrators and moderators.
The Pirate Bay’s offices, based in Stockholm, were raided two months ago by Swedish officials after complaints from an anti-piracy group, resulting in the site’s longest shutdown ever. The premises were previously raided in 2006 and 2010, but the page had been brought back online within a few days.