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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...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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