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The 35-year old co-founder of The Pirate Bay, who has been facing an eight-month prison sentence for his involvement in the file-sharing website, was arrested by Swedish police after a raid was conducted on a farm in the country's southern region in the county of Skane.
A Swedish appeals court has reduced Pirate Bay founder Svartholm Warg's sentence to just one year because it could not be proven he was the one who hacked into a bank’s main computer.
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.
The Swedish website The Pirate Bay has long billed itself as “The world’s most resilient Bit Torrent site” – and more recently suggested it was “The galaxy’s most resilient Bit Torrent site,” but it has come under increased pressure from copyright holders in recent weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Swedish court of appeals dismissed on Thursday requests for a retrial of four men who ran The Pirate Bay file sharing Web site.
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.