Gottfrid Svartholm

  1. Pirate Bay Founder's Hacking, Fraud Sentence Reduced

    September 27, 2013 3:43 PM EDT A Swedish court has dismissed part of the hacking and fraud charges against the founder of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay and reduced his prison sentence from two years to one. The Svea Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed cases a ...

  2. Morning Fix: EMI/Universal; Scooter Lands Psy; AEG's Michael Jackson Emails

    September 04, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's FREE music-business newsletters. SCOOTER BRAUN, KOREAN VIRAL VIDEO SENSATION PSY ANNOUNCE LABEL PARTNERSHIP: Scooter Braun and Psy, the Korean pop star whose video for "Gangnam Style" this summe ...

  3. Convictions Upheld In Pirate Bay File-Sharing Case

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST A Swedish appeals court on Friday (Nov. 26) upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind the Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut it down. The Svea Appeals Court agreed w ...

  4. Pirate Bay Appeal Begins

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Four men behind torrent site the Pirate Bay have launched their appeal bid in Stockholm against their one-year prison sentences. That April 2009 ruling was seen as a victory for the music and movie industries against the Swedish Bit Torrent tracke ...

  5. Pirate Bay Appeal In September

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The appeal by four defendants convicted April 2009 for their involvement with the BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay has been scheduled for Sept. 28. The appeal in Stockholm has been allocated nine days of court time. One defendant, Peter Sunde, ha ...

  6. Majors Target Pirate Bay Duo

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The four major record companies have reiterated their call for two men connected with the Pirate Bay to be fined 500,000 kronor ($71,000) each. In a petition filed at Stockholm District Court by EMI, UMG, WMG and Sony Music Entertainment, the majo ...

  7. Swedes Deny Owning Pirate Bay In Dutch Court

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for three Swedish men denied in a Dutch civil court that the men are the owners of the Pirate Bay Web site. The site, one of the largest on the Web, provides an index to BitTorrent files, which are commonly used for trading movies, music a ...

  8. GGF To Host Pirate Bay Press Conference

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory (GGF) is to host a press conference on Aug. 27, regarding their proposed takeover of the controversial file-sharing site the Pirate Bay. Widely expected to confirm GGF's acquisition of the BitTor ...

  9. Sunde Steps Down As Pirate Bay Spokesman

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peter Sunde, one of three co-founders of Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay, is stepping down as its spokesman with immediate effect. Describing his resignation as the public face of the troubled site as "the end of a small era for me" ...

  10. Global Gaming Rejects Pirate Bay Bid

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X said it has rejected an informal $10 million bid for notorious file-sharing site the Pirate Bay from John Fanning, the former CEO of Napster and uncle of its founder, Shawn Fanning. The company said ...

  11. Pirate Bay Owners To Appeal Dutch Ruling

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The owners of controversial Swedish file-sharing site the Pirate Bay have announced that they will appeal a July 30 injunction that prohibits the site from operating in the Netherlands. The ruling by the district court of Amsterdam ordered the Pir ...

  12. Pirate Bay Deal Could Be Dead In The Water

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Plans to turn Sweden's infamous file-sharing site the Pirate Bay into a legal service could be dead in the water. A new studio-backed suit against the site and questions about the feasibility of takeover plans by would-be white knight Global ...

  13. Court Of Appeal Rejects Retrial For Pirate Bay

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Court of Appeal has ruled the judge in the high-profile Pirate Bay copyright infringement case was not biased and has rejected calls by Pirate Bay founders for a retrial. A lower Swedish District Court in April found the so-called Pi ...

  14. Pirate Bay Founders Sent Summons Via Twitter

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Dutch entertainment industry group has demanded Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay be shut down in the Netherlands and says Pirate Bay founders have been sent their court summons via Twitter and Facebook. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN said ...

  15. Report: Majors Pursue Pirate Bay Hosting Co

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the Swedish court victory against BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay in April, the majors are now reportedly taking further legal action against three of the men convicted and the Web company that is said to host the site. According to Sw ...

  16. Pirate Bay Lawyer Files For Retrial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four men sentenced to jail for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing Web sites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, according to court documents filed in Sweden. ...

  17. Sweden: Hundreds Protest Pirate Bay Conviction

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wearing bandanas and waving Jolly Roger flags, hundreds of supporters of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay demonstrated on Saturday against a Swedish court's conviction of the Internet site's organizers. The Stockholm district court on Fri ...

  18. Pirate Bay: What About Google?

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Pirate Bay's spokesman Peter Sunde, sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the BitTorrent tracker, was defiant in his response to the Swedish court's verdict and raised the issue of Google providing links to copyrighted materi ...

  19. Pirate Bay Founders Get Jail Sentences

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Swedish court has found four men behind the BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay guilty of assisting in making copyrighted material available and sentenced each of them to a year in jail. They were also ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ( ...

  20. Pirate Bay Supporters Hack IFPI Site

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The fourth day of the Pirate Bay trial in Stockholm coincided with an attack on international trade body the IFPI's Web operation. The IFPI's Swedish arm is coordinating the music companies' damages claim for €2.2 million compensati ...

  21. Abba Star Hits Out At Pirate Bay

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Proceedings have ended on the third day of the Pirate Bay file-sharing trial, a case that has prompted Abba star Björn Ulvaeus to criticise demands for Internet freedom. The case finished for today (Feb. 18) at lunchtime following the defendant� ...

  22. Pirate Bay Prosecutor Amends Charges

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second day of the Pirate Bay trial at Stockholm district court began with a surprise move by prosecutor Håkan Roswall to amend the criminal charges. Roswall has removed "complicity in the production of copyrighted material" from the ...

  23. Pirate Bay Trial Begins In Sweden

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four men involved with file-sharing Web site the Pirate Bay went on trial in Stockholm today (Feb. 16) accused of breaking Swedish copyright law, by enabling users to download copyrighted material including music, films and games. There is huge gl ...

  24. Legal Storm Brews For Pirate Bay Four

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The team behind file-sharing engine the Pirate Bay have been charged by a public prosecutor in Sweden. The four men -- Carl Lundstrom, Peter Sunde, Frederik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg -- face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges ...

  25. Sweden To Charge Pirate Bay In Copyright Case

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sweden plans this week to charge the people running Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited Web sites, with being accessories in breaking copyright law. Pirate Bay helps Web surfers share copyrighted music and film files, which is illegal ...