Yar-Harrr, you're guilty

The four founders of legendary BitTorrent index and tracker site The Pirate Bay have been jailed for a year and ordered to pay a fine of £2.6million after they were found guilty in a Stockholm court of copyright infringement.

The four - Fredrik Neij, Carl Lundstrom, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Kolmisoppi – will also have to pay compensation to 17 music and media companies, but they have already vowed to appeal against the decision (a process that will likely take years), and Kolmisoppi's recent message on Twitter suggests that The Pirate Bay will still be rolling on.

'Stay calm – nothing will happen to TPB, us personally or filesharing what so ever,' he said. 'This is just a theatre for the media.

'Really, it's a bit LOL. It used to be only movies, now even verdicts are out before the official release.' Expect this one to run and run, and the companies to get their way.

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