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Police raid said to target Pirate Bay

Updated tisdag 9 december 2014 kl 20.36
Published tisdag 9 december 2014 kl 17.31
File photo: Marc Femenia/Scanpix

Police raided a server hall in Stockholm on Tuesday, based on suspicions of intellectual property crimes, reports news agency TT.

Around the same time, the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay went down. The Rights Alliance, which has its roots in the Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau, confirmed that The Pirate Bay was the target of the raid, but the prosecutor did not.

Fredrik Ingbland, one of Sweden's special prosecutors dealing with file-sharing cases, confirmed that the raid took place in the Stockholm area on Tuesday morning, but was not more specific about its whereabouts.

"Several servers and computers were seized, but I don't want to say exactly how many," he said. Nor did he want to say if anyone was detained, or exactly what the suspicions were.

"I can't say exactly what the crime is yet," he said.

While TT received information that the raid had targeted The Pirate Bay, the prosecutor said that he could neither confirm nor deny at this point whether there was a link.

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