The Birth and Death of the Second Golden Age of Piracy in Northern Europe
I was there when they came for The Pirate Bay. Specifically, I was outside the courtroom for the trial, but also there for the protests before, during, and after the trial. In hindsight, the trial against TPB clearly marked the beginning of the end of an era on the Internet, the one I grew up in. Though, like in most times, that was not obvious to us who lived it. In a sense, the era still lives in a stumbling, zombified form, as can be seen by going to one of TPB's porn-and-malware-laden mirrors.