Four men behind popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay were convicted Friday of breaking Sweden's copyright law by helping millions of users freely download music, movies and computer games on the Internet. In a landmark ruling, the Stockholm district court sentenced them to one year each in prison. They were also ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to a series of entertainment companies, including Warner Bros, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures.
Four Convicted in Pirate Bay File-Sharing Trial
The Associated Press
April 17, 2009