How Anti-Piracy Law Will Aid Publishers

Law360, New York (April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a landmark ruling on April 17, a Swedish court handed down a guilty verdict in the widely followed copyright-infringement trial of the four founders of The Pirate Bay, a notorious hub for the peer-to-peer sharing of video games, software, music, movies and other copyrighted files.

The court sentenced the four young men — Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmsioppi, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom — to a year in jail for helping users commit copyright violations “by providing a Web site with ... sophisticated search...
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