“US government behind Pirate Bay raid”

The American film and music industry rejoiced over the raid by the Swedish police on The Pirate Bay. But reports that the US government was behind the action against the Sweden-based file sharing site have now resulted in the Swedish government being reported to the country’s Constitutional Committee.

The widescale raid carried out at hosting companies in Stockholm, Västmanland and Västra Götaland targeted one of the world’s largest sites for sharing music, games and computer programmes.
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According to Swedish Television’s news programme, Rapport, the action was the result of contact between the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the White House.

The US State Department then turned to Stockholm, with a demand for Sweden to do something about The Pirate Bay.