The Pirate Bay Founders Will Be Locked Up Added: Monday, February 6th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Recently the Swedish Supreme Court has announced that it wasn’t really interested in hearing the appeal of the three operators of The Pirate Bay.
In other words, the prison sentences and fines that had been handed out to the four offenders in the case (Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, and Carl Lundström) will stand. More than a year ago, the Swedish Court of Appeal decided that the three are guilty of criminal copyright violation offenses, but decreased their prison sentences from the levels ordered at their initial 2009 trial. The Pirate Bay founders were demanded to pay millions of dollars to the music and movie company plaintiffs.
Peter Sunde is sentenced to 8 months in jail, Fredrik Neij received 10 months, and Carl Lundström will get 4 months. All of them were ordered to pay $6.8 million in damages. Meanwhile, a 4th defendant, Gottfrid Svartholm, was absent from the appeal hearings because of medical circumstances. Therefore, he missed the appeal hearing and was sentenced to 1 year in prison.
Lundström's lawyer explained that he was really disappointed that the Supreme Court appeared so uninterested in dissecting and analyzing the legal twists and turns of this high-profile lawsuit. Meanwhile, one of the defendants is going to appeal the case in the European Court of Justice, but experts don’t think this will prevent the sentences from being carried out.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that The Pirate Bay operators will be required to spend up to a year in prison. The matter is that the Swedish justice system implies deducting a year from any prison sentence on cases over 5 years old. So, The Pirate Bay case meets that criteria and the offenders could qualify – it’s all up to the court. Ironically enough, The Pirate Bay is still operating, as if it wasn’t a part of the legal proceedings. It turned out that just a few hours after the Supreme Court decision being made public, the online tracker started redirecting to a .se domain, due to the fears of a possible seizure from American authorities.
So, what do we get in the end? The entertainment industry is unlikely to get any money, The Pirate Bay founders are unlikely to be jailed, and the torrent tracker still runs. It looks like no-one is a winner in this case.
February 6th,2012Posted by:
Monday, February 6th, 2012
|posted by (2012-02-06 12:20:14)|
|I THINK THE TPB WILL NOT GET CLOSED AT ALL..........IT THE GRAND AND LARGEST P2p SYSTEM.......|
|posted by (2012-02-06 12:24:57)|
|so, I take it from STAR143's comment that GRAND AND LARGEST is better than "..BIGGEST BITTORRENT SYSTEM" or is p2p and BitTorrent two seperate and distinct entities?|
about TPB Owners - GOOD, THEY ARE NOTHING BUT SNITCHES LIKE THE IMAGiNE LOSERS - selling out everyone to save their own asses... DROP THE SOAP BOYS - DROP IT ALOT!
|posted by (2012-02-06 13:13:36)|
|just one ? why is it all over the world that the government is backing the MPAA? when there home gov is not? so tell them that you will not take it NO MORE!|
|posted by (2012-02-06 14:06:25)|
|I'm still trying to figure out why an image of the 3 women singers LOL|
|posted by (2012-02-06 14:22:05)|
|FellAway, at the start of the post, it says the swedish court were not interested in hearing the case and that picture represents that the way they have their hand facing out is like 'talk to the hand, i don't care".|
but over all, ExtraTorrent FTW!!
|posted by (2012-02-06 14:27:55)|
|Ok let me get this officals bust the owners of PB; but seems like the owners will get no jail time and then i'll guess employees who work work for no jail time owners move the domain to .se domain and their pirate bay is bust proof(?); no legal action can be taken; love it gooo PB.|
|posted by (2012-02-06 14:37:32)|
|@J_A_F_O MATE BUT THE BIGGEST BIT TORRENT SYSTEM IS EXTRATORRENT MATE SO USED THE OTHER WAY AROUND......|
|posted by (2012-02-06 15:05:41)|
|TPB is and always will be what it is. but they will never get me im good at hiding : but trust me there is more to the story then we will get to know hear about ohh well only if there is a whishel blower|
|posted by (2012-02-06 16:46:45)|
|As they say, cut off one head, three more will grow! Nobody can stop the whole internet.|
|posted by (2012-02-06 17:09:54)|
|As they say, cut off one head, three more will grow! Nobody can't stop the whole internet.|
We can always go back to the 80's 90's old school file sharing (FTP) before there was torrents and file sharing programs and sites.
|posted by (2012-02-06 18:11:14)|
|FellAway the women in the photo are THE SUPEREMES... IN ALLUTION TO The SUPREME Court of Sweden...|
|posted by (2012-02-06 18:16:08)|
|And I don't get it... if they're or were no longer the owners of the page... then where's the offence? the other owners of the page are just laughing @ them....|
|posted by (2012-02-06 18:20:57)|
|Justce for the PB 4, i thought the image of the Supremes was in reference to there song, STOP, could be wrong|
|posted by (2012-02-06 19:10:35)|
|Pirate Bay will always win.|
|what, there will allways be an internet NOT IF THE DAM AMERICANS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. yea yea unfortunatly i am old enough to remmember pirate radio in the north sea THANK YOU BRITISH GOVENMENT. and if you had some 22 stone us gov goon threatning to shove a 10 foot pole up your ass dont you think you would snitch!!!just enjoy while we can the u.s will put an end to anything it dont own or can make money out of|
|thnx for the great reads as always sam......keep up the good work|
|posted by (2012-02-07 00:50:52)|
|posted by (2012-02-07 01:00:00)|
|ET FOR LIFE|
thanxs for sharin all : )
|posted by (2012-02-07 03:04:27)|
|us thinks it owns the world well not the internet, never will p2p disappear it is here 2 stay|
|Isn't TPB the site BleuCheeseLady claims to own now?|
|posted by (2012-02-07 04:12:08)|
|Ok so what I would really like to know is what does all this mean for us? Seems like every time I get on the internet and read these articles and one sounds like we have nothing to worry about and then another tells us that were all screwed pretty much. What I would like to see is a tally or statistics of some sort showing a percentage of sides. Is filesharing coming to an end or is the MPAA just shooting for the stars. Im just confused.|
|TPB is pimp. It won't get shut down, I need a cig,|
|posted by (2012-02-07 14:43:29)|
|Yeah im with XBatmanX I woulld really like to know what this all means for us will we just not be able to download anymore because all the sites have been shut down or will we get properly screwed for downloading and end up with millions of $£'s worth of fines and/or be jailed?|
|.....SIMPLY:....I'M FOOKIN PISSED AT THE INDUSTRY;..SICKENS ME STOMACH;..THE SCUM "THEY ARE"!!!GOTTA B A WAY THE "GLOBAL INTERNET COMMUNITY" CAN FIGHT BACK???>>IMAGINE A WORLD-WIDE BAN 4 A DAY,HUH?? THE CORPORATE SCUM WILL B JUMPING OUT "THE WINDOWS"...SAM,KEEP THE NFO FLOWING,BROTHER!!>>"FIGHT THE POWER".....|
|posted by (2012-02-07 18:54:12)|
|why did they close megavideo and not the pirate bay??|
|posted by (2012-02-07 21:49:45)|
|Well im going to play it smart by not going back to Pirate Bay at least for awhile. For all we know the site has been seized and there just using the site as bait to get some of the uploaders and people downloading, instead of just going after the site creators. Going after the creators and people running these sites is one thing. If they can put together a sting operation that would effect millions or even thousands of people who dl the data, that would be devastating.|
|Pirate Bay sucks anyway! ExtraTorrent and Kickass Torrents are the best!!!|
|Long live TPB! Two fingers to the US and Swedish authorities!||
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