While we've written plenty about Peter Sunde, the former spokesperson for The Pirate Bay, we didn't cover his eventual jailing earlier this year. Given all the coverage of his trial and efforts post-trial to have the results revisited, the fact that he finally ended up going to jail didn't seem like much of a story. Show More Summary
Led by director Lexi Alexander, a collection of Hollywood directors, producers, actors, writers and other workers have teamed up in support of Peter Sunde. As the jailed former Pirate Bay founder prepares for his father's funeral, the insiders call for his uncuffing. Show More Summary
Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi is the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, currently serving an eight-month prison sentence in Sweden for his work on the site. While in prison, tragedy struck his family, as an illness claimed the life of Peter’s father. Show More Summary
Since June, Peter Sunde has been serving time for copyright violations linked to torrent hub the Pirate Bay.
Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, jailed in Sweden for aiding copyright infringement offenses through his file sharing website, has gotten another piece of bad news. Imprisoned in Västervik Norra prison for an eight-month sentence, Sunde...Show More Summary
After succumbing to a long illness, Peter Sunde's father has passed away. While the Pirate Bay founder will be allowed to attend the funeral, prison staff have told him he can expect to carry the coffin while wearing handcuffs. For someone convicted of copyright offenses with just 50 days sentence left, it's an unpalatable threat. Show More Summary
In yet another round of silent actions against torrent sites, UK Internet service providers have initiated blocks following court orders against several major proxies. Among them is PirateProxy, a hugely popular Pirate Bay proxy that is currently the UK's 125th most-visited site. Show More Summary
Interpol is among the last major wave of rock bands gifted with both critical acclaim and financial success, most of which seem to have produced their best records before 2003, coincidentally the year The Pirate Bay began. In 2002, Interpol...Show More Summary
The prosecution is openly attacking Gottfrid Svartholm Warg's character, and things are getting ugly fast
When a piracy site is targeted by authorities, the owner's usual trick is to move the website to another domain (and sometimes hosting provider) to re-establish access for users. The Pirate Bay is probably the biggest example of this, which has spent...
Hollywood has helped to get The Pirate Bay blocked in many countries, but not on its home turf. There are now various signs that this may change in the near future. Among other things, the MPAA has conducted internal research to show that site blocking is rather effective. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is now number 12 on the all time worldwide charts and is a million away from unseating Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for the 11th position.
Witnesses are being summoned to appear in the trial of Gottfrid Svartholm set to take place in September. A Cambodia-based former colleague of the Pirate Bay founder has been offered $3.50 per hour to attend, but heated emails with Danish authorities indicate he will not be traveling. Show More Summary
City of London Police have denied a Freedom of Information request for access to correspondence relating to The Pirate Bay. According to the police it would take more than 18 hours to locate the requested information and would therefore cost too much money. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
30 Sep-25 Oct Toby Schmitz is taking time out from playing pirates in Michael Bay's Emmy-winning Black Sails to direct an indie production at his old stomping...
While sites like The Pirate Bay are busy improving the experience for the torrent-loving crowd, Google's facing the task of processing an extreme amount of removal request for pirate links. According to a recent transparency report on the matter,...
Following requests from a movie-focused anti-piracy outfit and the IFPI, Austria's largest ISPs were expected to block The Pirate Bay and other 'pirate' sites last week. But after deadlines passed without action, the entertainment groups are now preparing lawsuits to force the ISPs to cooperate. Show More Summary
Following leaks of both episode one and episode two of the brand new series of Doctor Who, another leak has appeared online. Running in sequence, episode three of season eight is now being made available on The Pirate Bay. Like those that came before it, the episode is an unfinished workprint copy. Show More Summary
Julia Reda, a German Pirate Party MEP, was allowed to visit Sunde in a Swedish prison, and came away with a sad and important report on his tenure there, and his views on the future of the Internet and copyright. Read the rest