File Sharing Website Goes on Trial

17 02 2009

The owners of a Swedish website are on trial for copyright theft.

The founders of the Pirate Bay, the world’s most popular file-sharing site, have been taken to court by high-profile movie firms, which have accused them of distributing film and TV programs.

If convicted, the men, Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmsioppi and Carl Lundstorm, face up to two years in prison and a fine of $143,500 each.

The Pirate Bay, which was founded in 2003, directs people to links which allow a file-sharing program to download and upload files among potentially millions of users. – bignewsnetwork


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