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Pirate Bay Opponents Hit by Denial-of-Service

The website for a law firm that helped successfully prosecute the four founders of The Pirate Bay was up and running Monday after it came under siege by hackers during the weekend. The MAQS law firm, with offices in Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Sweden, shuttered its site late Saturday, posting that its site was currently under attack and we have therefore decided to shut it down until the attack ceases. The siege, believed to be a DDoS attack, represented the third time in two months that hackers had attacked a website of those involved in The Pirate Bay prosecution.

A lawyer for the MAQS firm, Monica Wadsted, represented the Motion Picture Association of America during The Pirate Bay trial that ended April 17. The four defendants who founded the worlds most notorious BitTorrent tracker were found guilty of copyright infringement, ordered jailed for a year and fined millions.

The case, tried in Stockholm, is on appeal. Under Swedish law, the case was a joint civil and criminal trial.


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