The Pirate Bay is celebrating its fifth birthday this week, complete with a special anniversary logo and a blog post that makes fun of Swedish and U.S. anti-piracy efforts and claims that even George Bush knows the founderís names. Humility was never really one of their virtues, I guess.

In fact, if itís one thing that helped the Pirate Bay to become the BitTorrent power house that it is, itís that distinctive mixture of populist rhetoric, the always-deferred promise of huge announcements and continuous nose-thumbing at Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment industry. Here are five of the most memorable moments of the Pirate Bayís glamorous history. Continue reading on

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