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Here be the fine print: Almost all the images in the archive were scanned from the sources.

I have made an effort to only select images for which the originals are obviously in the public domain, but I have not spent the effort to verify each image.

If any of the original sources are not in the public domain, I will remove them on request.

It is my understanding of US copyright law that an accurate reproduction of a public domain painting or two-dimensional image is itself in the public domain.

If you are reproducing these for commercial (or any other) use, it's up to you to verify that you have the right to do so in your country.

After nearly 48 hours of downtime and a replaced Power Distribution Unit, The Pirate Bay is back in business.

The last two days have been one of the longest downtime episodes since the site was raided in 2006, and its effects have been felt elsewhere on the Internet. By itself the downtime isn’t really news as it happens every other week, but this time it took longer than expected to return.

The Pirate Bay was quick to inform Torrent Freak that they were dealing with a broken Power Distribution Unit (PDU) which had to be replaced on-site.

The part in question arrived at the datacenter yesterday and has been installed today.

Considering the nature of the site The Pirate Bay prefers that these issues are handled by people they know rather than a random employee of the hosting facility.

That the site was unreachable for a while is unfortunate, but necessary.

The prolonged downtime didn’t go unnoticed by the rest of the Internet.