Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is doomed to spend Christmas in solitary confinement since no new developments in this “very sensitive for Denmark case” are expected until mid-January, his lawyer Louisa Hoj told RT.
A Swedish court has sentenced a 28-year-old to a $650,000 fine, a suspended jail term and 160 hours of community work for uploading over 500 movies to a torrent tracker. The man has to pay the damages for uploading a bad-quality, pre-release film.
Internet service provider AT&T recently added a new anti-piracy patent which features technology that can detect file-sharers on its own network, assigning risk assessment to users and potentially limiting alleged pirates’ access to file-sharing sites.
The Pirate Bay has moved again, this time to a .Pe domain based in Peru. As the battle to take down the world’s largest BitTorrent site continues, the website says it is developing a new system which will make domain names completely “irrelevant.”
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has requested a provisional release of Greenpeace’s Dutch registered ship the Artic Sunrise and its crew for a bond of €3.6 million ($5 million). Moscow says the issue is beyond the tribunal’s competency.
The Supreme Court of Belgium has ordered internet service providers throughout the nation to begin proactive efforts to search and censor proxy services for the Pirate Bay, the most popular file-sharing site in the world.
The Netherlands has demanded that Russia free all 30 Arctic Sunrise activists detained in Murmansk at an international tribunal in Hamburg. Greenpeace protested Russia’s boycott of the hearings by sailing along the Moscow River in boats.
Hoping to convince the US federal government to block websites it deems harmful to business, the RIAA has submitted its list of “notorious websites” with an especially notable version which includes a dig at the digital currency bitcoin.
A Moscow court has handed down a four year suspended sentence to a married couple for sharing about 30 films and cartoons on a torrent tracker. The case sets a precedent in Russia, sparking fears that torrent users could now be prosecuted as pirates.
Belgium has arrested a notorious Somali pirate after luring him to Brussels with a promise to shoot a documentary about his life on the high seas. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as Big Mouth, was detained after he stepped of a flight from Nairobi.