File Sharing Crackdown

Police cracked down on illegal file sharing Wednesday raiding about 10 locations in central Sweden, detaining suspects and shutting down the popular site, The Pirate Bay.

The actions were applauded by the Motion Picture Association of America and its chief executive, ”The actions today taken in Sweden serve as a reminder to pirates all over the world that there are no safe harbours for Internet copyright thieves.”

The Pirate Bay displayed a brief message explaining that its servers had been seized as part of a police investigation and said it could receive compensation from the government if the upcoming legal processes showed that The Pirate Bay is legal.

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