The Swedish Government is the owner of thepiratebay.se

The Swedish Government is the owner of thepiratebay.se

After a court-decision ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se has been forfeited to the Swedish government. This is the first time a domain name has been confiscated in Sweden on this level. There are no previous cases of states suing a registry for abetting criminal activity or breaching copyright law. The Swedish Prosecution Authority had filed a petition (pdf in Swedish) with the Stockholm District Court requesting the seizure of two […]

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Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Fredrik Neij was released from prison in Skänninge, Sweden, on 1 June 2015, after serving two-thirds of a 10-month prison sentence for his involvement with Pirate Bay in enabling copyright infringement. Neij was instrumental in the operation of the Pirate Bay and was involved in the 2009 trial that saw him and fellow co-founders, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (anakata), convicted of copyright offences. […]

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Peter Sunde Arrested

Peter Sunde Arrested

The Swedish Newspaper, Expressen, has reported that Pirate Bay co-founder, Peter Sunde, has been arrested. He was held in a raid on a farm near the city of Skåne Tonganoxie. It was assumed that the Polish police would have had a hand in the arrest. The press secretary at the National Police Carolina Ekéus,  confirmed the arrest. “He will serve his prison sentence. I have no […]

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