Pirate Bay Founder Arrested After Two Years on the Run

artist: Pirate Bay date: 06/04/2014 category: industry news

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Pirate Bay Founder Arrested After Two Years on the Run
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde was recently arrested in Sweden after spending two years on the run following the 2012 eight-month jail sentence for breaching copyright laws.

According to the Swedish police spokesperson, Sunde was arrested after a farm raid in southern Sweden and is now being held in a solitary confinement. He is facing up to six years behind bars.

The 35-year-old hacker is one of the four co-founders of the popular website. When it comes to the remaining three guys, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundstrom have previously completed their prison sentences while the fourth defendant, Fredrik Neij, is still on the run, residing as a fugitive at an undisclosed location in Asia.

As Hollywood Reporter notes, Sunde's lawyer Peter Althin has stated that his client will now likely serve his eight-month sentence.

Although he was technically a fugitive, Sunde has very much remained in the public eye these years, recently running for the European Parliament as a candidate of the Finnish Pirate Party during the recent European elections. Despite being the most successful of the Pirate Party candidates, Peter didn't receive enough votes to win a seat in Brussels.
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