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16 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and FBI [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that a joint effort between law enforcement agencies across 20 countries has led to the seizure and shutdown of the online forum Darkode which provided a marketplace where cybercriminals could buy and … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A Belgian court on Thursday found the co-founders of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [JURIST news archive] not guilty of copyright infringement and electronic communications abuse. According to the Mechelse court [official website, in Dutch], the prosecution failed to prove [Standaard report, in Dutch] that co-founders Gottfrid … [read more]

Legal News
9 Dec 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Tuesday in Warger v. Shauers [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a party seeking a new trial may not use one juror's affidavit of what another juror said in deliberations to demonstrate the other juror's dishonesty during voir dire. During voir dire in a personal injury … [read more]

Legal News
4 Nov 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay [JURIST news archive] was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish … [read more]

Legal News
31 Oct 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg [JURIST news archive], the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [JURIST news archive], and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC [corporate website]. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm … [read more]

Legal News
9 Oct 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court is tasked with determining whether time spent by employees for after-hours screenings to guard against warehouse theft qualifies for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards … [read more]

Legal News
3 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in five cases slated for argument during the October 2014 term. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], the court will address whether time spent passing through post-work security screenings is compensable in the form … [read more]

Legal News
28 Jan 2014
by Stephen Adelgren

[JURIST] The Hague Court of Appeals [official website] in the Netherlands on Tuesday overturned a 2011 order of the District Court that required two major Dutch Internet providers to block customers from a list of addresses linked to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is an open source torrent search … [read more]

Legal News
25 Sep 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg [JURIST news archive], the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [website; JURIST news archive], for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced [JURIST report] to … [read more]

Legal News
21 Jun 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Nacka District Court [official website, in Swedish] on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [website; JURIST news archive], of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company … [read more]

Legal News
4 Sep 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Cambodian officials said Tuesday that they will deport the Swedish founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [media website]. The announcement came after visiting Swedish officials [Telegraph report] presented the Cambodian authorities with the conviction and prison sentence against Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. The founder of the controversial … [read more]

Legal News
26 Nov 2010
by Eryn Correa

[JURIST] The Swedish Svea Appeals Court [materials, in English] Friday upheld [press release, in Swedish] the copyright convictions of Fredrik Neji, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstroem for their involvement in running The Pirate Bay [official website], a file-sharing website. The Swedish appeals court additionally shortened their prison sentences from one … [read more]

Legal News
17 Apr 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] A Swedish court on Friday found four defendants guilty of abetting copyright infringement [judgment, PDF, in Swedish; press release, in Swedish] for hosting the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay [website] and sentenced them to one year in prison. The popular website is hosted by defendants Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm … [read more]

Legal News
14 Feb 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] Argentinean police Wednesday arrested retired naval officer Luis Emilio Sosa in Buenos Aires in connection with the August 1972 massacre of 16 leftist guerrillas on a military base in the southern city of Trelew [government website]. Two other former officers, Paccagnini Ruben and Emilio Del Real, were also arrested … [read more]

Legal News
31 Jan 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Thousands of illegal immigrants fled Malaysia Monday as the Malaysian government [official portal; English version] prepared to launch a campaign to round up and deport illegal foreign workers. January 31 is the last day of a three-month amnesty granted to illegals to leave the country without punishment. On Tuesday, … [read more]

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