Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, hacker and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has been behind bars in Denmark since November last year. Up until now, his court appearances have been behind closed doors, but a freedom of information request has changed things.
The US Statement Department asked the designer of the Liberator 3D-printed firearm to take down the blueprints from the Internet. However, popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is, well, sticking to its guns by keeping the torrent available.
Last week four men from were convicted for helping others commit copyright infringement violates in Stockholm. It now has been revealed that the judge on the case is a member of two Swedish copyright groups.
A Swedish court today defined file sharing and copyright law in a way which will affect the world. Pirate Bay’s founders were found guilty on charges of “assisting making available copyrighted material".
Pirate Bay is one of the biggest bit torrent sites online. Four men from the site are about to step into a Stockholm courthouse charged with being accessories to breaking copyright law and may face fines or up to two years in prison if found guilty.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is demanding that The Pirate Bay pay them $2.5 Million for injury to the record companies, the artists and the copyright holders that are sustained via their popular P2P file sharing network.
Sweden-based, The Pirate Bay team, confirmed in their blog on Friday that they are most definitely building a streaming video site. While the details remain sketchy for this latest project, is essentially in the process of making a YouTube competitor.