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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > TPB Founder Allowed to Read in Prison

TPB Founder Allowed to Read in Prison

TPB Founder Allowed to Read in Prison

Added: Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
Online activists are happy: their petition to improve the prison circumstances of Gottfrid Svartholm has had effect, and Danish authorities allowed the TPB founder to access the books he brought from Sweden. The police explained they were afraid that those books could contain secret messages. Moreover, Gottfrid is allowed to interact with other inmates, lend books from the library, and even have a PlayStation 2.

After an unfortunate appeal in Sweden, the founder of The Pirate Bay was extradited to Denmark a couple months ago, where he is accused of hacking into the IT company CSC. In Denmark, Svartholm was put in solitary confinement, because the police feared that he would try to exchange sensitive data with someone. They even prohibited him to read books for an advanced mathematics course he brought from home.

However, as time passed by, things improved: solitary confinement and the restriction against meeting with other inmates were canceled, but he still couldn’t access his books and other reading content – even newspapers. The police believed that magazines could contain secret messages and the officers therefore had to check and read them before handing them over, but the problem was that they didn’t read English. This is why The Economist never reached Svartholm, nor do any other papers.

Soon a petition was started by the Free Anakata Campaign, asking the Danish authorities to improve Svartholm’s conditions. At the start, there were less than a thousand backers but then their number reached 100,000. As a result, Gottfrid got his books back, and they say it was thanks to the overwhelming support for the petition. Aside from his own books, he is also allowed to lend books and other reading content from the prison’s library. Moreover, the TPB founder can leave his cell for a few hours each week and have a games console. Gottfrid has bought PlayStation 2 from the prison service. At the moment he is still waiting for his order of a memory card to be able to save games and a second-hand controller to play with fellow inmates.

Svartholm’s mother, Kristina, makes the 1,320 kilometer round-trip to Denmark every week to see her son for just one hour. She is very happy with the positive developments, and thanks everyone for the public support.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

January 16th,2014

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Date:  Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2014-01-16 18:55:32)
shione avataromg even those dirty pedo,s can read in jail and there below pondscum in the evolution scale this guy is just a guy nothing more nothing less not some dirty animal like a few i could name. piratebay was great you all downloaded from there now give the guy some support or is it to much hard work .............

posted by (2014-01-16 19:37:20)
No avatarMay God bless Gottfrid Svartholm.

Piratebay "is" great just like ET and every other torrent site.

posted by Turtle (2014-01-16 19:47:35)
Warwicked avatarFREE SVARTHOLM!!!

posted by ET junkiemen (2014-01-16 20:07:26)
xxxskfxxx avatarif he killed someone he would probably be walking free now,this isnt justice

posted by Blocked (2014-01-16 20:35:55)
shione avatarsorry yea its great not was my mistake

posted by (2014-01-16 22:58:39)
Foodstamps avatarI am still trying to figure out when human life and personal belongings became devalued and torrenting/downloading became worse than any crime known to man.
Im facing 5 years jail for downloading, printing my own disks (trademark act), owning a computer, Printer, Nero, Azures, dvdfab windows cd/dvdlabel maker etc now titled as "circumvention" software/Hardware by FACT in Australia. I never even got caught in the act, some mongrel and I know who it was, got his brother in blue to "take care" of a problem for a mate.

Its taken since September last year to piece it all togeather but I finally have, I guess being someone who doesn't take shit from anyone and stands up for their rights gets you into places you thought you'd never see

Think i might just set up a meth lab and learn how to cook some ice rock and start selling it....hey the penalty will be less severe so why not....that's a joke, i wouldn't do that but its just an example of how arse backwards the legal systems in our countries are becoming.

posted by (2014-01-17 01:28:38)
delgadoii avatarA PS2?... Give him a PS4.. we'll see what he does with that!!!.. I need a Mod Quick!!...

posted by Turtle (2014-01-17 01:57:24)
No avatarThis is going to be awesome when he gets a mem card, softmods it, puts linux on it, and gets online with a PS2 lol.

"Aside from his own books, he is also allowed to lend books and other reading content from the prison’s library."

So they made him the prison librarian? They let him lend the library books to other prisoners? It would make more sense to let him borrow them from the library than to have him lend them out to others. Those Danish people do everything all wacky, I guess.

posted by (2014-01-17 02:45:40)
OpenMinder avatar"...he is also allowed to lend books and other reading content from the prison's library"

There is irony in the fact that he is able to do just this, while being in prison in the first place for allowing or facilitating the sharing of digital media.

posted by (2014-01-17 04:30:50)
cggc avatarUK. censuring ET...? TPB risk stop him compared Bitcoin..

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverKitty (2014-01-17 06:46:11)
Radioactive avatarAtLeast he is allowed to Read .... Long Live Pirates

posted by (2014-01-17 18:17:11)
Billy_Shears avatarIt doesn't say he can't listen to music. He could listen to Heavy Metal to get his "secret messages" in back masking.

posted by ET junkieTurtle (2014-01-18 22:55:03)
mrbrasco1 avatarfree Gottfrid Svartholm

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2014-01-18 23:07:04)
Embolism avatarprison is a place of incarceration/detention the loss of personal liberty is it`s raison d`etre to withdraw personal human rights of intimation and education is ludicrous and banal to any sensible person,oh sorry I forgot we are talking about the Danes here.

posted by (2014-01-21 05:15:30)
chefpugsly avatarOpenMinder had it right being allowed to share copyrighted material while being in jail for doing the same thing F#$%$D UP!!!!!!

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2014-02-05 11:13:52)
sn3h1t87 avatarGottfrid is now allowed to have a PlayStation 2 in his cell.

This guy needs a chipped PS2. If he's going to have one, might as well do it right!

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