12/19/2012 01:27 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2013

Pirate Party Shuts Down Pirate Bay Proxy After Legal Threat

The UK Pirate Party has taken down its popular Pirate Bay proxy. While no official statement has yet been released, it's believed that legal threats made by music industry group BPI are behind the unexpected move. The decision comes a few days after six individual Pirate Party members received a letter from the BPI's solicitors. In addition to taking down the proxy, the Pirate Party have also pulled their legal battle fundraiser campaign.

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