October 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar... ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Hague Court of Appeals in the Netherlands on Tuesday overturned a 2011 order of the District Court that required two major Dutch Internet providers to block customers from a list of addresses linked to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is an open source torrent search website that can provide ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Max Slater
An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced to two years in prison in June for hacking and ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden' ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by G. Redd
The High Court in Dublin on Wednesday ordered several Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) and its proxy servers within 30 days. TPB is one of the largest free providers of BitTorrent material in the world, reporting more than 36 billion ...[read more]
September 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a $220,000 jury verdict in a music file-sharing case against Jamie Thomas-Rasset for downloading 24 copyrighted songs. Sony BMG, Arista Records, Interscope Records, UMG Recordings, Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records brought ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Cambodian officials said Tuesday that they will deport the Swedish founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB). The announcement came after visiting Swedish officials presented the Cambodian authorities with the conviction and prison sentence against Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. The ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reject the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 39 in favor and 478 opposed, with 165 abstentions. The ACTA is designed to curb intellectual property theft, such as production of counterfeit goods and medicine ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Two of the founders of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) have filed appeals in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), challenging their convictions for copyright violations in a Swedish court. Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij, two of the co-founders of TPB, filed the appeal in the ...[read more]
May 10, 2012
by Max Slater
A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Netherlands to block the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay or else pay a fine of USD $12,750 per day. Rechtbank-Gravenhage, a Dutch district court, issued its ruling on Thursday in favor of Stichting Brien, an anti- ...[read more]

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