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Pirate Bay: Music file-sharing site's co-founder ordered to pay $3.6 million, serve year in jail

Peter Sunde, one of the founders of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay who was sentenced on Friday to a year in jail for copyright violation, wasted no time in thumbing his nose at the entertainment industry...

The focus on harnessing new Web tools, rather than pursuing legal action, is a more sustainable strategy, said Rebecca Jeschke, a spokeswoman for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The EFF has criticized the recording industry's litigious approach to combating illegal file-sharing. It supports a system where the music industry would form "collecting societies" that charge consumers a "reasonable regular" fee to download and share content across any platform.

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Chicago Tribune

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