Pirate Bay founder banned from running service

September 2010


Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has been banned from ‘operating’ The Pirate Bay by a Swedish court. Last year he and three others were sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of £2.4 million after being found guilty of various copyright crimes in relation to their involvement with the rogue BitTorrent site. Though none of the men have served any jail time or paid any of the damages as yet. An appeal hearing is due to take place in September. The new separate ruling ordering Sunde not to work on The Pirate Bay follows a similar court decision relating to Svartholm and Neij made in May, which banned them from working on the file-sharing service also. All three men face fines of just under £45,000 if they fail to comply. Sunde has appealed the decision.

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