You’re viewing the site that eventually gave birth to million-dollar lawsuits and international conversations about the price we put on art, expression and its exchange. Launched in Sweden in 2003, Pirate Bay was a source of millions of music, movies, software and more–all available for free. Years later, its founders would be found guilty of copyright infringement and brought to their knees following a Swedish police raid in December 2014. The foil you’re looking at? It’s part of the TEMPEST protocol to keep EM electromagnetic signals to leave the room, which would prevent others from spying on their operation. As the historical record shows, Shaggy’s (featured above) fears were warranted.