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Hollywood Insiders: Directors, Actors, Producers, Camera People And More Demand Peter Sunde Be Freed & Treated With Dignity

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Hollywood Workers Demand Peter Sunde’s Dignity & Freedom

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

Pirate Bay Founder Might Have To Carry His Dad's Coffin While In Handcuffs

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

Pirate Bay cofounder to carry father's casket while wearing handcuffs

Since June, Peter Sunde has been serving time for copyright violations linked to torrent hub the Pirate Bay.

Pirate Bay Founder to be Handcuffed While Carrying Father’s Coffin

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

Pirate Bay Founder “Will Wear Handcuffs” to Carry Father’s Coffin

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

Largest Pirate Bay Proxy & More Blocked By UK ISPs

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 Back to Defy All Dad-Rock Expectations

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 trial of the Pirate Bay founder is as salacious as you’d expect

The prosecution is openly attacking Gottfrid Svartholm Warg's character, and things are getting ugly fast

UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

MPAA Research: Blocking The Pirate Bay Works, So…..

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.

It’s Time We All Admit That Michael Bay Was Right

3 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

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.

Witness Offered $3.50/Hr to Testify Against Pirate Bay Founder

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

Police: Finding Pirate Bay Documents is Too Expensive

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.

Theatre - Howie The Rookie

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...

Google sees over 1 million daily takedown requests for pirate links

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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,...

ISPs Face Lawsuits After Failing to Block The Pirate Bay

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

Third Unreleased Doctor Who Episode Leaks Online

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

A prison visit with The Pirate Bay's Peter "brokep" Sunde

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

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

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