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The Pirate Bay Founder Ordered to Pay $395,000 Fine in Lawsuit he didn't even know about

The Pirate Bay Founder Ordered to Pay $395,000 Fine in Lawsuit he didn't even know about

June 17, 2016Mohit Kumar
One of the founders of notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been ordered to pay a fine worth nearly US$400,000 to several major record labels after their content was shared illegally via the platform. The penalty has been imposed on The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde by a court in Helsinki, Finland. Interestingly, Sunde, who already left the notorious file sharing site in 2009, said on Twitter that he lost the court case he did not even know about. The court case was brought by the Finnish divisions of Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music and EMI, accusing the Pirate Bay of illegally sharing the music of 60 of their artists through its service. The artists mentioned in the brief included " Juha Tapio, Teräsniska, Chisu, Deniece Williams, Suvi Vesa-Matti Loiri, Michael Monroe, Anna Abreau, Antti Tuisku, and Children of Bodom, " according to the local outlet Digitoday . However, the recording division did not accuse Sunde of direct infringeme
The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Released From Swedish Prison

The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Released From Swedish Prison

June 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
Fredrik Neij , the third and the last founder of the infamous file-sharing website The Pirate Bay , was released on Monday from a Swedish prison. Neij, who goes by the online moniker " TiAMO ", was arrested by Thai immigration authorities at the end of November 2014 while he was trying to cross the border illegally from Laos to Thailand and then extradited to a prison in Skänninge, Sweden. Fredrik Neij is Now a FREE Man However, after his ten-month prison sentence, Neij is now a free man and has already reunited with family and friends, TorrentFreak reports . The 37-year-old fugitive Swede man was first convicted of aiding copyright infringements by a Swedish court in 2009 and escaped arrest by fleeing to Laos. However, Neji's passport was revoked in 2012, and then after two years in November 2014, he was arrested under an Interpol warrant near the Laotian border after four years on the run. Before his arrest, Neji was living and hosting a f
The Pirate Bay co-founder wants to stand in European elections

The Pirate Bay co-founder wants to stand in European elections

May 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
Peter Sunde ,   the former spokesman for The Pirate Bay has announced he will run in the European Parliament elections next year. Sunde, will participate for the Finnish branch of the Pirate Party. The Pirate Party was founded in Sweden in 2006, and in 2009 Christian Engström was the first member of the Pirate Party elected to European Parliament. Sunde, along with partners Carl Lundström, Frederik Neij , and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , were convicted of accessory to breaching copyright laws by a Swedish court in 2009. Peter Sunde, who was born in Sweden but holds Finnish citizenship, is facing a prison sentence for his involvement with BitTorrent doesn't seem to concern him very much. He has been fighting the sentence for a while and if he gets elected things might get very interesting indeed. Sunde describes himself as ' socialist, green and a pirate ' on his blog. " I am doing what I can to help solve the problems we have today, as well as the ones we
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