Swedish Court Upholds Convictions in File-Sharing Case

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 6:27am
New York Times

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An appeals court in Sweden on Friday upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind the Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts to shut it down.

The Svea Appeals Court agreed with a lower court ruling that found the three men, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom, guilty of helping users of the site to break Sweden’s copyright law.

However, the appeals court reduced their prison sentences from one year each to between 4 and 10 months and raised the amount they have to pay in damages to the entertainment industry to 46 million kronor ($6.5 million).



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