Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde arrested
carimachet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 12:48:34 PDT 2014
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On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 7:13 PM, jim bell <jamesdbell9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested late Saturday after being
> on the lam for nearly two years. One of the minds behind the
> popular-yet-tantalizingly-illegal file-sharing service had been set to
> serve jail time for copyright violations when he bolted.
> Four men linked to Pirate Bay were originally sentenced to one year in
> prison and a fine of 32 million crowns ($4.8 million). An appeals court
> later reduced the prison sentences by varying amounts, but raised the fine
> to 46 million Swedish crowns ($6.9 million).
> Sunde was arrested in southern Sweden, but he was thought to be living in
> Germany the past few years. The name of his site, Pirate Bay, has become
> shorthand for digital piracy and the accompanying conversations about how
> artists and big businesses are impacted by internet sharing.
> Somewhat fittingly (if you're willing to indulge in some armchair
> psychology), the blurriness of boundaries and borders, the ones breached by
> Pirate Bay and users meeting and operating around the world, have echoes in
> Sunde's biography. In an interview with a Swedish journalist just a few
> weeks ago, Sunde offered this insight:
> In Sweden I am considered the Finnish-Norwegian, in Norway
> Finnish-Swedish, and in Finland Swedish-Norwegian. I 've never really
> belonged anywhere."
> Peter Althin, who defended Sunde during his trial, said this to a Swedish
> news site about Sunde and his work:
> It's about being on the cutting edge if one is going to be successful...
> But if one is too far ahead it is not always about success. Peter fought
> for file-sharing and in 10 years I think it goes without saying that
> file-sharing for one's own needs will be allowed."
> Nevertheless, as Sunde heads to jail for eight months, Pirate Bay
> continues to deliver music, movies, games, and other media to users who use
> the service, which is now based out of the Seychelles.
> This article was originally published at The Law Finally Catches Up With
> Pirate Bay Torrent Co-Founder
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