Cambodian Police Nab Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gottfrid War

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News Posted: Mon, Sep 3 2012 2:08 PM
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is under lock and key in Cambodia after local police, acting on an international warrant issued in Sweden, arrested the young man. Warg is one of four Pirate Bay founders who all found themselves in hot water for running one of the most popular illegal torrent tracking sites on the planet.

"His arrest was made the request of the Swedish government for a crime related to information technology," a spokeswoman for the Cambodia's police told the AFP news agency.

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg

The spokesperson added that Cambodia doesn't have an extradition treaty with Sweden, though authorities are looking into how to proceed.

Along with Warg, the other three Pirate Bay founders -- Fredrick Neij, Peter Sunde, and Carl Lundstroem -- were all convicted of copyright violations. With the exception of Warg, all received a reduced sentence of four to 10 months in jail (down from one year) following an appeal and were ordered to pay around $7 million in damages.

Warg never attended the appeal. His lawyer said he was too ill, so the Swedish court upheld its original sentence.
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Well now he can get this resolved,......

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eunoia replied on Mon, Sep 3 2012 5:04 PM

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...pending.

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JOMA replied on Mon, Sep 3 2012 6:50 PM
That's a lot of time and money to capture someone who didn't really do anything that bad as far as crimes go. How about going after all the malware writers, and the people who steal identities and credit cards.
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So much for a non extradiction country. Thats major baloneyy

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 8:07 AM

So let me get this right. They arrested him, but now they don't know what to do with him? LOL That reminds me of when the Coyote finally caught the Roadrunner!

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