I am not sure what all the fuss is about but this may mean something to some of our readers. It seems The Pirate Bay has been down over the past couple of days after ISP Cogent Communications* blocked the IP addresses assigned to Pirate Bay by Cloudflare.
Cogent took the action to comply with a court order in Spain in February that is unrelated to copyright infringement. They nor TPB had any comment.
If this means owt to you, the full sp is at US Today
*Apparently an internet security firm that protects websites from distributed denial of service attacks and other security threats.