A Swedish court has sentenced four men behind the Pirate Bay file-sharing service, including two of its founders, to a year in jail and millions of dollars in fines for making copyrighted material available for downloading, CNET is reporting.
Pirate Bay is estimated to have more than 20 million users, and the say they’ll appeal the verdict.
You see, children. It’s not always nice to share. So let’s add “files” to that list of what not to share, which includes chewed gum, head lice and family secrets.
I think these guys got hammered because their company’s name has the word “pirate” in it. These are not good days for pirates. They should change their company’s name to Bank of the World. They could qualify for a bailout.