The Pirate Bay returns to the internet

Popular BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has just come back online, around a day after it was apparently forced offline by a German court injunction filed a week ago.

The Motion Picture Association subsequently made a press release [pdf] about the injunction against CB3Rob Ltd & Co KG (Cyberbunker) and its operator, Mr. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, "restraining them from connecting The Pirate Bay site to the Internet".

However, the site is already back online — hosted at the same place as before — and now presents a defiant 'lolcat' message, presumably aimed at those who are trying to get the site shut down:

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The Pirate Bay publishes many of the legal threats it receives, but proudly boasts that no torrents have ever been removed from the site.

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The Pirate Bay website runs Linux and uses the lighttpd webserver.