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Brokep, Pirate Bay File-Sharing Site Co-Founder, Arrested In Sweden
2014-06-02 09:16:58

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peter Sunde – also known as Brokep – was reportedly arrested in Sweden over the weekend. 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. Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after he was sentenced to...

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...

The Pirate Bay Releases Free Web Browser
2013-08-12 04:54:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Pirate Bay celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend with the announcement they would be releasing a free Web browser that would allow individuals living in countries that currently block the file-sharing service to access their homepage. While the Swedish Web site did not officially launch until September 15, 2003, Emil Protalinski of The Next Web explained the service was officially founded on August 9 of that year,...

Pirate Bay Founder Gets Years In Prison
2013-06-20 11:45:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail earlier today under charges of hacking and illegally transferring money. The 28-year old is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright infringement, charges he incurred during his time with Pirate Bay. Warg's associate, 37-year old Mathias Gustafsson, was also tried for the same crimes but received only one year of probation. These decisions...

Pirate Bay Will No Longer Show Up In Google Search
2012-09-11 14:55:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google is abandoning ship when it comes to The Pirate Bay's domain names, blacklisting and censoring the file sharing site from the popular search engine. The blacklist prevents keywords from appearing in Google's Instant and Autocomplete search services that relate to the file sharing site. The Recording Industry Association of America has been working to get Google and other search engines to block out results that could...

Cambodia Ships Pirate Bay Founder Back To Sweden Despite No Extradition Rules
2012-09-10 14:18:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Swedish founder of Pirate Bay has been deported from Cambodia back to his home country, where he is wanted for more than just copyright violations. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was handed over by Cambodian authorities to two Swedish police officers on Monday night after riding aboard a Thai Airways flight. Svartholm Warg was arrested on September 2 at his apartment in Cambodia at the request of the Swedish government, despite...

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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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