Pirate Bay owners indicted for promoting copyright breachesMikey 4 comments
Hans Fredrik Neij, Per Svartholm Warg, Peter Kolmisoppi and Carl Lundström have just been indicted under suspicion of running The Pirate Bay and therefore being accessories to breaking copyright law, and promoting other peoples copyright breaches. This comes not long after an unsuccessful attempt to charge the four men with a financial crime.
The prosecution is calling for the accused men to pay 1.2 million kronor (roughly $AU200,000) to the Swedish state and that their computers be confiscated. I wouldn't surprise anyone if they cut them a cheque right there and then if found guilty.
A spokesperson for The Pirate Bay has stated the site will never go down even for a single minute. Said Magnus Eriksson:
"The Pirate Bay is not going to be down for a single minute. The Pirate Bay is now established in a number of countries, so there's no one place in which to push the off button."
Eriksson also says he would be surprised if they are convicted.