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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Record Labels Demand Cash From Pirate Bay Founders

Record Labels Demand Cash From Pirate Bay Founders

Record Labels Demand Cash From Pirate Bay Founders

Added: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:Torrents, Music, court, Pirate Bay, Record Labels, Founders, Gottfird Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Stockholm, EMI, Sony, warner
Music industry biggies like EMI Music,Sony and Warner Music have asked the authorities to collect fines up to $142000 from the founders of the Pirate Bay Gottfird Svartholm and Fredrik Neij in a letter they sent to the Stockholm district court.


the court has ordered the two founders in a verdict issued last October not to involve in the site operations and they were to pay $ 71000 each if they fail to comply ,even though the two founders were granted an appeal a month later, the record companies involved didn't bother to wait and have sent the stated letter demanding their money to be collected arguing that the founders are involved in the operation of the site one way or another since the site is still operational .

both founders currently not living in Sweden and it is hard to prove anything about their involvement in the site's operation.

Neij said "I am no longer involved in the operation of the Pirate Bay,so there is no opportunity for the penalty to be issued ,I think the law is quite clear on this" in a response to the announcement as stated by aTorrent Freak article, claiming that it does not matter to him if the fine will be enforced Neij who owes over $ 7million from earlier legal cases said that he can't pay the money adding" a few million more or less doesn't really affect me"

January 12th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-01-12 17:27:47)
EMUworld avatarNice one SaM...

posted by Site FriendKitty (2010-01-12 17:40:09)
aSBo avatarI must admit I feel more than a little responsible these guys were not to blame it was me & Bubanee uploading all the music LMFAO. I am sure I will lose sleep tonight worrying about my involvement. I promise to hang my green pirate bay skull in shame :))

Thanks for the info Sam :D

posted by ET lover (2010-01-12 18:25:45)
ARKY1981 avatarlooks like your getting another asbo,asbo

posted by Blocked (2010-01-12 19:38:19)
No avatarWow they are desperite to get money some how aent they>

posted by Site FriendKitty (2010-01-12 20:03:02)
aSBo avatar@ ARKY1981 LMAO looks like it but i`m still gonna share :))

posted by Supermanimmortal (2010-01-12 20:25:09)
Big_A_Little_A avatarWell they could always try "debts R us",they will combine all the depts into one, with easily affordable monthly repayments.

posted by (2010-01-12 20:38:56)
No avataryou know if everyone who ever "visited" TPB would each send these guys 1 euro or 1 dollar or 1 whatever you use they would have enough to pay these damn fines and the fines next time and we'd all still be getting off cheap and they could stay in business. Better then dropping a euro in some charity groups box .. who knows whose pocket that will end up in at least these boys serve a purpose. Lets see ... 1 euro is about the value of one piece of popcorn in the cinema ... God Bless TPB boys. you too SaM

posted by ET junkie (2010-01-12 22:23:23)
chimera2005 avatarJust the sells alone, have sky rocketed, from online file sharing, ill all forms of media, music, movies, games, and book, and what ever else you you get. Look at our ever so beloved music Industry, 15 years ago, it was ruled by MTV, and it was the only way to see new trends in music. now look at it, 15 years later, the music industries gains have almost came back to them 10 fold. Metallica's lawsuits on Napster, caused one of the biggest file sharing cases, here in the USA, and yet their record sells are still through the roof, even though they are no longer the biggest fish in the heavy metal pond.

And even more Artists, of all genre are being exposed, to the light of the corporate copyright industry, and are making millions.

posted by (2010-01-13 00:51:04)
No avatarhi just hear to add my 2 cent`s worth the music companys have had it there own way for to long has any one seen elvis come back for his monies yet well i don`t think so, the ones with all the money have bent the laws over the years and in many countrys to suit there want`s and not the writer or the singer !!!!!
if i repair your cars electronics i don`t get paid for years to come (why)it`s the same thing my singing is the eletronics skills i have so it should be the same for all skills don`t you think
yours arch

posted by Blocked (2010-01-13 07:04:22)
carolina avatarOkay it's like this with music. You have a new artist, what do they do to get the word out? They send a demo tape out to all the radio stations in hopes that they will play it. They make deals to get it heard in hopes that it will get popular and people will buy it. People could just keep listening to it on the radio but they haven't in the past and they still don't. They go out and BUY what they liked on the radio. So, HOW is the internet any different than the radio stations? They got a demo and they shared it with people and people liked it and bought it for themselves AND the ones that don't buy STILL listen...for free. Good business plan, helped the music giants get where they are today, so why are they messing with it? Carolina

posted by (2010-01-13 10:27:46)
iwillkillall avatargreed, greed, greed, these companies should be ashamed of themselves, i think they are just trying to recover court costs, so thier lawyers can have a round of golf at some swanky resort, I am ashamed to be human.

kill em all, thats what i say, find out who they are and spam the hell out of thier computers......

posted by Blocked (2010-01-13 17:19:22)
peterchrist avatarall the respepct for our brothers from sweeden,,,lets suport them guyz,,somebody here said, if everybody that visits tpb will give at list 1 euro..i think they deserve our help..and our encouragement,,to know that they are not alone,,

iwillki...yess..i like as well what u say man,,lets spam their computers,,,greed is so disgusting, they deserve it,,the big companies,

posted by (2010-01-14 00:21:18)
nos avatarlol... :P

posted by SuperAdmin (2010-01-14 01:39:15)
ozi avatarthis is a pisser

posted by (2010-01-15 20:12:18)
Dirk_Diggler avatarhaha..luv it.."charge me all you want...no ones getting paid"

posted by Supermanimmortal (2010-01-15 20:30:14)
Big_A_Little_A avatarAye the boys at piratebay have done a great service for the world,and it would be nice to help them,but passing the hat around for a collection? lol!
firstly they are awaiting an appeal so not been found guilty of anything yet.
secondly saying aye no probs will pay the fine is the same as saying yep Im guilty lock me up.
thirdly would you pay a fine like that or laugh in their faces?

@ Dirk_Diggler , usually i say what you said but add the words "find me if you can" lol !

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