Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia

Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia
Over the weekend, the fugitive co-founder of The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, was arrested in Cambodia.

The arrest came on the request of Sweden, where Warg still needs to face a one-year prison term for copyright violations.



National police spokesman Kirth Chantharith added: "He is being detained in Cambodia and we are waiting to expel him."

In 2009, Warg and the three other founders of the site were convicted of assisting copyright infringement through their site. Each was sentenced to one year in prison and must also pay 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) in fines to the media companies.

After an appeal, the court reduced the jail time for the other founders to 4-10 months, but raised the fine to 46 million kronor. Warg never showed to court, choosing to stay in Cambodia.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Sep 2012 1:01
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  • 16 comments
  • aeonstom0

    Maybe he should have gone to colombia and stay in the jungle

    4.9.2012 01:31 #1

  • LordRuss

    How ballsy can an article get to show that money can buy you less jail time & it wasn't even the 'criminal' offering it. They said what Gottfrid was doing was evil & corrupt yet they brazenly strolled up, lowered the jail sentence & upped the exit fee.

    Now who seems to be corrupt?

    http://onlyinrussellsworld.blogspot.com

    4.9.2012 10:59 #2

  • KillerBug

    The only reason there was jailtime at all was the fact that they didn't have enough money to push the fine higher, and the fact that they didn't just pay the original fine to the judge to drop the whole thing.


    4.9.2012 15:59 #3

  • Mrguss

    Just a coincidence:
    Pirate Bay Founder Arrest Followed By $59m Swedish Aid Package For Cambodia.
    http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-foun...ambodia-120905/

    +5000

    5.9.2012 16:43 #4

  • xtago

    Maybe Sweden are fed up with people walking out of the country and not showing up for court or the police or even jail.

    Assange is in the same boat as well as this guy.

    He should just get his shit sorted instead of trying to get out of it via screwing other countries.

    6.9.2012 03:15 #5

  • Bozobub

    Unlike this fellow, Assange hasn't even been formally charged with anything, much less convicted; notice the fact that Warg already has a prison term to serve. Overblown analogy fail.

    6.9.2012 22:17 #6

  • omegaman7

    "Fugitive".

    Facepalm...

    And now our children can feel safer...



    Theres that word again. "Epic!" Is there something wrong with mankinds ability to be creative?

    8.9.2012 22:52 #7

  • LordRuss

    Originally posted by omegaman7: "Fugitive".

    Facepalm...

    And now our children can feel safer...

    Well... It's not exactly like he's wanted for pedophilia, murder, outright armed robbery with a deadly weapon w/ 14 deaths to account for as well. I mean, I get the joke, but what a warped sense of justice.

    It just seems more like they evaded paying taxes than an actual crime was committed. I mean, do you really think out of those few million dollars the people supposedly affected are actually going to see any of that money collected?

    http://onlyinrussellsworld.blogspot.com

    9.9.2012 14:53 #8

  • aldan

    Originally posted by Bozobub: Unlike this fellow, Assange hasn't even been formally charged with anything, much less convicted; notice the fact that Warg already has a prison term to serve. Overblown analogy fail. this isnt about assange so why dont you and all his other fanboys keep it to the other post.as if enough hasnt already been said about that waste of skin.

    9.9.2012 17:56 #9

  • Bozobub

    Originally posted by xtago: Maybe Sweden are fed up with people walking out of the country and not showing up for court or the police or even jail.

    Assange is in the same boat as well as this guy.

    He should just get his shit sorted instead of trying to get out of it via screwing other countries.

    Originally posted by aldan: Originally posted by Bozobub: Unlike this fellow, Assange hasn't even been formally charged with anything, much less convicted; notice the fact that Warg already has a prison term to serve. Overblown analogy fail. this isnt about assange so why dont you and all his other fanboys keep it to the other post.as if enough hasnt already been said about that waste of skin.
    I was responding to a previous statement by xtago; you know, *debate*, that thing that happens on forums and blogs. Maybe you should try reading a thread before you get your knickers so bunched..? Maybe then you won't make such a complete fool of yourself. I was merely saying that I didn't agree with xtago's comparison, nothing more.

    I also notice you had nothing to say to xtago about bringing up Assange in the 1st place. Therefore you logically merely have a problem with ME, and have immediately trivialized anything further you have to say to me. This isn't kindergarten.

    I have to note that the entire problem in the Julian Assange case is unthinking responses, such as yours, aldan. Furthermore, YOU don't get to decide whether "enough" has been said about any subject, that doesn't directly involve YOU. That's how the world works, complain as much as you like.

    9.9.2012 19:01 #10

  • aldan

    Originally posted by Bozobub: Originally posted by xtago: Maybe Sweden are fed up with people walking out of the country and not showing up for court or the police or even jail.

    Assange is in the same boat as well as this guy.

    He should just get his shit sorted instead of trying to get out of it via screwing other countries.

    Originally posted by aldan: Originally posted by Bozobub: Unlike this fellow, Assange hasn't even been formally charged with anything, much less convicted; notice the fact that Warg already has a prison term to serve. Overblown analogy fail. this isnt about assange so why dont you and all his other fanboys keep it to the other post.as if enough hasnt already been said about that waste of skin.
    I was responding to a previous statement by xtago; you know, *debate*, that thing that happens on forums and blogs. Maybe you should try reading a thread before you get your knickers so bunched..? Maybe then you won't make such a complete fool of yourself. I was merely saying that I didn't agree with xtago's comparison, nothing more.

    I also notice you had nothing to say to xtago about bringing up Assange in the 1st place. Therefore you logically merely have a problem with ME, and have immediately trivialized anything further you have to say to me. This isn't kindergarten.

    I have to note that the entire problem in the Julian Assange case is unthinking responses, such as yours, aldan. Furthermore, YOU don't get to decide whether "enough" has been said about any subject, that doesn't directly involve YOU. That's how the world works, complain as much as you like.[/quote
    k

    9.9.2012 21:12 #11

  • Bozobub

    ..? I think your post was truncated or something.

    9.9.2012 21:37 #12

  • aldan

    Originally posted by Bozobub: ..? I think your post was truncated or something. not at all.just not worth a response.

    10.9.2012 00:11 #13

  • Bozobub

    LOL - So, you bothered responding, because *cough* it wasn't "worth a response"..? I was right; you aren't overly-acquainted with logic.

    Look, silly git, you jumped on my case for bringing up a subject I didn't bring up. If you don't want to be shown up as an ass, don't pull the same type of stunt over and over. Furthermore, it'll help you immeasurably if you don't torpedo your own statements right off the bat.

    You quite obviously have a problem with me. Fine. But I'm going to continue making you look like a fool. Again, this isn't kindergarten. Furthermore, this kind of mess hasn't worked overly well for you in the past, with me or anyone else; maybe you should think before you spew silly flames?

    10.9.2012 11:29 #14

  • KillerBug

    Please don't feed the trolls.


    10.9.2012 16:34 #15

  • Bozobub

    Sorry. It IS fun watching them jump up and down, though, as their face turns mauve =) . If you meant ME as the troll here, I'd argue, but I guess a troll would argue, so I'm at a loss there *shrug*.

    Nothing finer than trolling trolls. I guess that means I'm a "meta-troll"..? I only wish aldan was better prey in that regard; it's like beating up the neighborhood "special needs" kid.

    10.9.2012 17:01 #16

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