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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.

2009-04-19 11:03:19

More than 1,000 people turned out across Sweden to protest the convictions of the Web operators of Pirate Bay for illegal file-sharing, activists said. Protest leader Malin Littorin-Ferm of the Pirate Party's Ung Pirat youth league said the Swedish government was trying to control the Internet by convicting the operators of the popular Swedish Web site, the Swedish news agency tt said Sunday. We young people have a whole platform on the Internet, where we have all our social contacts -- it is...

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...

2007-05-21 15:00:20

By Doreen Carvajal Relakks, a tiny Web company based on the southern tip of Sweden, prides itself on its official "pirate" endorsements and its swashbuckling circumvention of online barriers erected by governments and corporations.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.