Founders of one of the world’s top file sharing sites, The Pirate Bay, have been found guilty. A Swedish court has sentenced the four men behind the Swedish BitTorrent site to one year in jail. Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and millionaire donor Carl Lundstrom must also pay $3.59 million in damages.
Kolmisoppi Twittered this morning: “Nothing will happen to TPB, us personally or file-sharing whatsoever,” he said. As well, in an internet press conference this morning (see above), he also compared the trial to the 80s film, The Karate Kid, where the good guy gets bullied, but comes back after training to face the bully and win. In the end, he insists, “we’ll kick their ass,” so wait for that appeal, yeah?
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