by A swedish kind of death
Wed May 31st, 2006 at 03:27:05 PM EST
Today one of the worlds largest bittorrent trackers - The Pirate Bay - was raided by police, arrested and their computers and other equipment seized.
Report of the raid in english
This time it is no practical joke by the group themselves (as it was last time), as swedish media reports that 50 cops were involved in the raid. (Big swedish newspaper says so)
Not only has The Pirate Bay been closed but also other companies and organisations has had their servers seized for merely being in the same room. Among the other organisations are Piratbyrån - The Pirate Agency - a pro-filesharing organisation. Behind the raid lurks Antipiratbyrån - The Anti Pirate Agency - which proclaims to be very satisfied.
The Pirate Party has during the day received hundreds of new members, boosting their claim that they will have over 8000 members by the election day (17th of september). As election results correspond pretty well with party size, 8000 members corresponds to 4% which is the minimum to enter parliament.
Background information on the Pirate Party
This ended up pretty short, but as I am a member of the Party I have got tons of stuff to do now... Aaaarr!