Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after two years on the run

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The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has been arrested in Sweden after two years on the run.

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Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in Sweden to eight months in jail and fined 32 million Swedish krona (£2.8 million) for breaching copyright laws.

It has been been reported that Sunde was believed to have been living in Germany before he was arrested in the city of Skane, in southern Sweden, on Saturday.

“We have been looking for him since 2012,” Carolina Ekeus, spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board, told Reuters. “He was given eight months in jail so he has to serve his sentence.”

Meanwhile, despite many attempts to shut it down, The Pirate Bay website continues to operate and turned 10 years old in August 2013 – although the site notes that it is now run by an organisation, rather than individuals, and is registered in the Seychelles.

Stuart O’Connor