The Pirate Bay has shut down its website for an undetermined amount of time. Prosecutors are asking that the four owners be given a one-year prison sentence for profiting from the facilitation of copyrighted material.
The Pirate Bay has been online since mid 2004 and offers music, videos, and computer software for download. Although many copyright material can be shared and downloaded, none of the material is hosted on its servers.
Regarding a 2006 trial, their website stated, "In case we lose the pending trial (yeah right) there will still not be any changes to the site. The Pirate Bay will keep operating just as always. We've been here for years and we will be here many more."