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Pirate Bay Faces New Threats from Courts, Google

On top of an existing jail term, one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay website is facing even more legal trouble in his native Sweden. Meanwhile, Google has taken additional steps to make The Pirate Bay website less visible. Gottfrid Svartholm is ... one of four men convicted of copyright-related offenses linked to The Pirate Bay. Although it doesn't host any content, the website allows users to search for torrent files, which can then be used to share copyright protected data files. Svartholm Charged with Piracy, Hacking Prosecutors said The Pirate Bay site owners profited from illegal ... (view more)

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The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested, Faces Prison

For months the trial of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has drawn worldwide attention to New Zealand, where Dotcom faces charges associated with the illegal distribution of copyright materials. Now, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfried Svartholm has ... been arrested in Cambodia at the request of the Swedish government. It was in 2003 that Svartholm and Fredrik Neji established the website The Pirate Bay. Their goal: to enable computer users all over the world to share large files, including movies, TV shows, and software programs -- many of them copyrighted. Decade-Long Struggle Ends with Arrest ... (view more)

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