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The four co-founders of website The Pirate Bay have been found guilty of assisting the distribution of illegal content online by a Swedish court today and have been sentenced to a year in jail and a $3.6m (£2.4m) fine.
Charges against the site, which allows web users to access music, movies and TV shows without paying for them and claimed 22 million users during February, were brought by a consortium of media, film and music companies led by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
This had to be the most heart-breaking story I’ve heard in a while. These four people have been working hard to provide, and they get jailed for? Where’s the justice in this world? Is this the end of torrents as we know it? Is the end of courteous file sharing and living harmoniously as we know it? Afraid not, here’s a screenshot I captured earlier today:
Power to the People!