Save From Closure

Dear The Internet/Anons

We ask you to save The Pirate Bay, save the Internet, and stop companies controlling the Internet because they have a 'legal team.'

The Pirate Bay is a search engine that indexes torrent files. Just like Google, The Pirate Bay allows users to search for files, and then find them.  On 17 April 2009, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström all co-founders of the The Pirate Bay were found guilty of assistance to copyright infringement and sentenced to one year in prison and payment of a fine of 30 million SEK ($4,200,000 USD, £2,800,000 GBP), after a trial of nine days. This is simply because The Pirate Bay can link to files that can violate copyright, just like Google and any other website in the world.

The Pirate Bay appealed against this in court and on 26th of November 2010, a Swedish appeals court returned the verdict, decreasing the original prison terms but increasing the fine to 46 million SEK.

The case will be taken to the European Court Of Justice, and from there another appeal will take place.