Peter Sunde, one of the three founders of The Pirate Bay, has been released from a prison in Sweden after having served a five-month sentence for assisting in copyright infringement. Self-labeled as “the galaxy’s most resilient bittorent site,” The Pirate Bay is an online resource for downloadable content such as software, movies, music, television shows, and video games.
Despite being an invaluable resource for individuals looking to enjoy their favorite media without actually having to pay for it, thanks to peer-to-peer file sharing, The Pirate Bay claims to be a neutral party as it only stores torrent files on its servers, rather than the copyrighted or otherwise illegal content that is being downloaded from the torrent.
According to the website’s about page, as quoted by Forbes: “Only torrent files are saved at the server. That means no copyrighted and/or illegal material are stored by us. It is therefore not possible to hold the people behind The Pirate Bay responsible for the material that is being spread using the tracker. Any complaints from copyright and/or lobby organizations will be ridiculed and published at the site.”
“My body just got re-united with my soul and mind, the parts of me that matters and that never can be held hostage. #freebrokep #brokepfree,” Tweeted Sunde after being released from the prison, as quoted by Torrent Freak. After taking some time to rest and spend time with his loved ones, Sunde will most likely return to work on his several Internet-based projects.