Some interesting reading regarding the torrent site The Pirate Bay:
Pirate Bay four jailed for breaking copyright in Swedish file-sharing trial
The founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have been sentenced to a year in jail in Sweden for breaking copyright laws by helping millions of users download music, movies and computer games for free.
Experts believe the ruling could be the first step towards ending illegal downloading, which has cost music and film companies billions of dollars in lost revenue.
Full story: Telegraph
Pirate Bay founders defy year's jail sentence and order to pay £2.5 million
Four men behind the popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay remained defiant today despite being sentenced to a year in jail each and ordered to pay £2.5 million in damages for helping internet users to download protected music, films and computer games.
In a major victory for Hollywood and the music industry, Fredrik Neij, 30, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 24, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, 30, and Carl Lundström, 49, were found guilty of breaching copyright law in Sweden, where the site was founded.
Full story: Times Online
It makes you wonder whether any of this is going to start and trickle down to sites that provide Disney media, including the newsgroup feeds.The Pirate Bay founders sentenced to prison
A Stockholm court Friday found four men guilty of promoting copyright infringement by running The Pirate Bay, one of the world's top websites for illegal filesharing, and sentenced them to a year in prison.
The court also ordered the four -- Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstroem -- to pay damages of 30 million kronor (2.72 million euros, 3.56 million dollars).
"The Stockholm district court has today convicted the four people charged with promoting other people's infringement of copyright laws," it said in a statement.
Full story: Breitbart