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2009-07-18 13:35:00

The Pirate Bay, a prominent filesharing website, is becoming a legitimate site through a series of give-and-take deals that earn its users money. "The more you give, the more you get," stated Hans Pandeya, chief of software company Global Gaming Factory X, who announced in June that they were purchasing the site and would begin sending payments to both providers and copyright holders. The shift in ownership was faced with cynicism from the filesharing population who were worried that by...

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2009-06-30 11:03:09

The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular file sharing sites, will be sold to a Swedish gaming group for 7.8 million dollars, AFP reported. Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced on Tuesday it plans to begin paying copyright fees once the deal is completed. The company released a statement saying: "The listed software company, Global Gaming Factory (GGF), acquires The Pirate Bay website, one of the 100 most visited websites in the world... The purchase (sum) amounts to 60 million kronor,...

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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...

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2009-04-17 07:45:00

A court in Stockholm, Sweden found four men guilty of breaching copyright laws in their involvement with one of the world's most popular file sharing Web site. Founders of The Pirate Bay - Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde - were sentenced to one year in prison and must pay just over 30 million Swedish crowns ($3.58 million). "The Stockholm district court has today found guilty the four individuals that were charged with accessory to breaching copyright...

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2009-03-02 14:06:08

On Monday, a Swedish prosecutor called for one year jail terms for four men charged with running one of the world's top websites for illegal downloading, The Pirate Bay. "I believe that the correct punishment should be one year in prison and that is what I am requesting that the district court hand down in this case," prosecutor Haakan Roswall told the court. The creators, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstroem, are accused of running The Pirate Bay website and...

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2009-02-17 07:00:00

Music and film companies are hoping to recoup millions of dollars in lost revenues if they get their way in a copyright test case in Stockholm involving one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites. Last year, four men linked to The Pirate Bay were charged by a Swedish prosecutor with conspiracy to break copyright law and related offenses. Companies including Warner Bros., MGM, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox Films, Sony BMG, Universal, and EMI are also asking for damages of more...


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