Pirate Bay, the file-sharing website, said that it was now operating from North Korea.
The announcement came just weeks after Pirate Bay (TPB) lost its appeal in a Swedish court and subsequently changed to an ".se" domain to avoid US prosecution.
It also comes after the site lost hosting from the Swedish Pirate Party due to legal pressure from copyright holders, reported Foreign Policy. Torrent Freak reported that the company had recently been invited by North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un to set-up virtual shop in the country.
The group even changed their logo to reflect their new affiliation.On their pirate ship logo, a North Korean flag flies on its sails.
The Pirate Bay said in a statement that even they find their move rather odd: "This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high."