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Finnish co-founder of Pirate Bay – a villain or freedom fighter?

They have been chased down by the Cambodian police. An Interpol notice has been issued against one of them. They have faced the anger and shrewdest lawyers of multinational conglomerates, and been tracked down by international media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal. They also had a role in the Arab Spring.

3.6.2014 16:12

They are not members of a terrorist faction but the four co-founders of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay. One of them, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, was arrested in Southern Sweden on Saturday after a two-year search.

“Activists in new political movements have always been harassed by the authorities. […] It is interesting that the administrator of a website has been turned into a wanted fugitive,” comments Ahto Apajalahti, the deputy chairperson of the Pirate Party of Finland.

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