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6. Warner Bros. acquires The Pirate Bay
TorrentFreak said in 2009 that, amid piracy suits and counter-letters from the rogue file-sharing site, that Warner Bros. had acquired The Pirate Bay in a deal worth $13 billion. It was of course a prank pulled in good humor by the piracy-enabling site, used by millions worldwide to download the latest movies, music and television. Oh, and porn. Lots and lots of porn.