The co-founder of the file-sharing website Pirate Bay was arrested in southern Sweden after being on the run for nearly two years. Peter Sunde was facing an outstanding sentence of eight months in prison and a large fine for copyright violations.
Sunde was one of the four co-founders of the website and has been wanted by Interpol since being sentenced in 2012.
"We have been looking for him since 2012," Reuters quoted spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board Carolina Ekeus as saying. "He was given eight months in jail so he has to serve his sentence."
The arrest was made on Saturday in the southern Swedish county of Skane. No further details were provided.
- Originally, the authorities sentenced all four individuals connected to Pirate Bay to a year in prison and a 32 million crowns ($4.8 million) fine.
- But, following an appeal in 2010 the sentences were reduced by different amounts and the fine was increased to 46 million Swedish crowns ($6.9 million).
There are reports that Sunde could have been living in Germany for the past couple of years, according to Swedish media.[...]
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Sverige arresterade Peter Sunde, f.d. Pirate Bay