COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Swedish police have raided a server room in Stockholm in an action targeting the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.
Police spokesman Paul Pinder said Wednesday the raid took place after Rights Alliance, a Swedish Internet anti-piracy group, had reported Pirate Bay for alleged copyright violations. He declined to give further details.
He said the file-sharing website went down shortly after Tuesday’s raid.
On its website, Rights Alliance head Sara Lindback said Pirate Bay is “an illegal commercial service” making “considerable earnings by infringing the works of others.”
Pirate Bay is one of the world’s biggest free file-sharing websites offers millions of users a forum for downloading music, movies and computer games. The entertainment industry has failed to shut it down, even after its operators were convicted of copyright violations.