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Pirate Bay FOunder gets sentence reduced
2013-09-25 13:28:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In June Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail after a judge found him guilty of hacking and money laundering charges. Today a Swedish appeals court has reduced this sentence to just one year after it became clear that it could not be proven he was the one who hacked into a bank’s main computer. Though his sentenced has been reduced, Warg's conviction for hacking into the computers at IT firm...

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2012-09-03 07:48:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of illegal file-sharing website Pirate Bay´s cofounders has been detained in Cambodia, as local authorities consider a request from Sweden to have him extradited. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was held in Phnom Penh after an international warrant was issued for his arrest in April for failing to show up for the start of his one-year prison sentence for copyright violations. Warg, 27, has been living in Cambodia for four years,...

The Pirate Bay Facing Dutch Court Blockade
2012-05-11 11:00:55

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com At one point the infamous pirate Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — probably believed himself to be the most resilient pirate in the world, but he still ended up dead on the deck on his ship, a fate shared by many in his profession. Labeling one´s self a pirate was never historically the best way to ensure a happy ending, so their story could be a warning to the so-called modern day digital pirates as well. The Swedish website The...

Court Appeal Fails For Pirate Bay Founders
2012-02-02 10:26:29

Three of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay´s founders -- Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, and Carl Lundstrom -- will not be able to argue their case before the Swedish Supreme Court, meaning their previous jail sentences and fines imposed by a lower court of appeals will remain in effect, reports TorrentFreak. The Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant the appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay criminal trial. Found guilty in April 2009 of criminal copyright infringement...

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2010-12-20 13:09:11

According to court documents, a key investor of The Pirate Bay file sharing site appealed to the country's highest court on Monday to overturn his four-month prison sentence and fines to the music and movie industry. "Carl Lundstroem demands the Supreme Court cancel the Appeal Court's ruling," the petition read. Lundstroem and Pirate Bay founders Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg were all sentenced to a year in jail in 2009, while also being ordered to pay $4.5 million...

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2010-11-27 08:00:00

A Swedish appeals court upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind The Pirate Bay, which is a popular file-sharing site that remains in operations. The Svea Appeals Court agreed with a lower court ruling that found Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom guilty of helping users to break Sweden's copyright law. "The appeals court, like the district court, finds that the service Pirate Bay has facilitated illegal file sharing in a way which is punishable for those who carried out...

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2009-08-10 13:59:46

On Monday, the Pirate Bay's lawyer said the owners of the Swedish file sharing website will seek a retrial after a Dutch court temporarily banned its activities in the Netherlands. "We will file a summons by August 25 before the district court in Amsterdam," lawyer Ernst Louwers, acting for The Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Sunde, told AFP. He said that the men wanted a new trial so that way they will be able to present their side of the story. The...

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2009-06-25 14:47:19

A Swedish court of appeals dismissed on Thursday requests for a retrial of four men who ran The Pirate Bay file sharing Web site. On April 17, a Stockholm district court had found the four men guilty of promoting copyright infringement. Pirate Bay allowed users to avert copyright fees and share movies, music and computer game files using bit torrent technology, or peer-to-peer links, provided by the site.  None of the content can be found on The Pirate Bay server itself. Lawyers for the...

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2009-04-23 16:10:00

Legal experts said Thursday that a Swedish judge who had found four men guilty of promoting copyright infringement by operating the file sharing Web site The Pirate Bay may have been biased. A retrial of the case may now be ordered. "The trial may have to be redone. But in such case the lawyers have to request this immediately," the AFP quoted Leif Silbersky, one of Sweden's most prominent defense lawyers, as saying during an interview with Swedish Radio. Silbersky made his remarks after the...

2009-04-17 10:13:29

Four of the founders of the Swedish Pirate Bay file-sharing Web site have been sentenced to a year in jail for violating copyright laws. Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty after a trial, sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $3.6 million in damages, the BBC reported. Warner Bros., Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures had been seeking $13 million in damages. John Kennedy, the chairman of the International Federation of the...