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Pirate Bay co-founder Svartholm scuppered by Cambodian authorities

BuckBokai would like to request a moment of silence on the occasion of the incarceration of internet hero Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. Don’t know who that is? Svartholm, a.k.a. Anakata, is in fact the co-founder of The Pirate Bay and creator of the open-source software Hypercube.

Svartholm was busted by Swedish authorities back in 2008 on charges of promoting copyright infringement. When sentenced to a fine of at least $1 million/€850,000 and a year in prison in 2009, Svartholm simply skipped town to live in Cambodia.

This weekend has not been a happy one for Svartholm, as Cambodian authorities arrested Wang at his residence there and are expected to extradite him to Sweden. BuckBokai offers sympathies to essentially a present-day genius.

Wire report follows.

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia (via AFP)

A co-founder of top Swedish filesharing site The Pirate Bay, who is on an international wanted list, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital at Stockholm’s request, police said Sunday. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was handed a one-year prison sentence by a Swedish court in 2009 for promoting copyright…

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