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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...

Pirate Bay Cofounder Secrete Messaging App
2013-07-10 11:49:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is developing a messaging app which aims to bring privacy and security to device-to-device communications. This app is meant to be both user friendly and completely secure, blocking communications from the spying ears and eyes of the government or nefarious hackers. Sunde hopes he can use the recent controversy over NSA surveillance tactics to drive interest in his app. Dubbed "Heml.is" (swedish for...

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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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2009-07-29 12:45:00

The co-founder of the popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay says new legal action against the site is nothing more than harassment, BBC News reported. Lawsuits from 13 Hollywood production companies were filed on Tuesday in a further effort to get the website permanently shut down. The founders of Pirate Bay were found guilty of breaking copyright law in April and were sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $4.5 million in damages. But the site, where users can share copyrighted...


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