November 4, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish court in 2009, ...[read more]
October 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to ...[read more]
October 17, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The European Commission filed a lawsuit against Sweden on Thursday for failing to change its laws on online betting and poker games that breach EU law on the free movement of services. The EU referred Sweden to the Court of Justice (ECJ) in two separate cases related to its restriction of gambling ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Sweden's Ombudsman for Children Fredrik Malmberg called for the country to ban infant male circumcision on Saturday, claiming the practice violates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In his editorial, Malmberg stated:There is no health-related basis for circumcising male babies in ...[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]
March 14, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday upheld The Pirate Bay (TPB) co-founders' criminal conviction for aiding copyright infringement on the Internet, unanimously declaring their application inadmissible. Co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij appealed a 2009 decision from a ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The European Commission (EC) on Thursday announced that it is referring Sweden and Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to comply with previous judgments regarding environmental issues. The EC found that Greece failed to comply with a 2005 ruling that required the country to ...[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]
April 20, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) found Thursday that Sweden has no law preventing Swedish internet service providers (ISPs) from disclosing user data of individuals suspected of pirating copyrighted material. Five book publishers brought suit against Swedish ISP ePhone for its refusal to to ...[read more]

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