The Internet has come a long (long) way in simplifying our lifestyle by making everything accessible at the convenience of some effortless swipes and clicks. There used to be times when people had to buy a radio and sit in front of it with the hope that the station would eventually play their favorite track. The equivalent process is applicable to Televisions before satellite and internet came along. 

Fast forward to 2019, the procedure of obtaining access to your favorite music track or movies has been fragmented into the most elementary steps. The only thing standing between you and your desired content (whatever it may be) is a simple search bar. You can listen to any music or watch movies on the internet using some convenient apps such as youtube. However, downloading any files that have copyright permissions is considered illegal in most countries.     

So, what is a piracy website?

Firstly, No! They don't have anything to do with the Pirates of the Caribbean. Piracy websites refer to those webpages that deal with unauthorized replication of the original contents that also includes copyright permissions as well. These digitally duplicated files, especially music, are then sold online for a much lower price or are even shared for free. As you might have imagined, such activities are considered unlawful and, hence, are banned or blocked in the majority of the countries.

The Pirate Bay, aka TPB, is one of the most notorious piracy websites to have emerged on the internet. This website allows users to download movies, music, software, or any other files for free without having to worry about copyright labels. The Pirate Bay provides one of the largest collections of files, and hence, obtained the status of a central hub for regular internet users to download any required files for free. As you might have guessed, the website is currently blocked due to multiple law violations against copyright contents.   

However, the need for constant internet users to exploit free files without having to buy an expensive movie ticket or purchase an original music album record has led to the development of various techniques you can utilize to get around the piracy tag on such websites.

Here are some ways you can gain full access to piracy websites without getting in trouble with the law. 

1. Make use of a free proxy service 

If you want to bypass all the fuss and technical complications and just get on with accessing the website, a free pirate proxy is the best way to go about it. A free proxy is a web tool that allows you to simply open the blocked website (s) without having to download any third-party software or snoop through your Computer's privacy/ security settings. They are free to use and allows you to open the censored website just like any other normal web pages. 

In addition to allowing you to gain full access to blocked websites, proxies also execute the function of making your location go incognito, or in simple terms, hide your IP address as well. 

2. Download a VPN 

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is probably the most accepted technique of bypassing through any blocked websites without having to deal with the specific country’s law. However, in case you’re not familiar with what a VPN is – it is a web-based tool that helps you to open any blocked website by diverting your actual internet traffic to other location. You might as well be surfing the internet on a small café in New York City, but by using a VPN service, it can divert your network traffic to France or just about anywhere you want. 

For instance, if a specific piracy website is banned in your country, you can use a VPN to gain access to that website by diverting your internet network to another country where it is not blocked. All these connections and diversions occur within a strict encrypted environment that prevents any third-party organizations from snooping in. 

3. Smart DNS 

Tweaking your Computer's DNS setting is also one of the simplest ways to ensure full website access without having to deal with any third-party apps from an unknown source. The use of VPN tools has also reduced significantly as various countries cyber law enforcement are doing their fair share to obstruct the use of VPN services. This, in turn, enhances the role of using DNS to open pirate websites.

DNS or Domain Name System functions simply by making some few tweaks in your Computer’s system connectivity settings that allow you to open blocked websites. In brief, you can create a custom DNS server on your Computer, and this, in turn, will divert your request of accessing the blocked website to another website. So, this practically means you will be getting access to the pirate website, but according to the system, you are surfing a completely contradicting website.

However, this DNS technique is only applicable for some low-security websites, and they also do not offer any major privacy protection as you get with VPN service as well.