According to speculations by Svenska Dagbladet, the advertisements generate about 600,000 SEK (US,000) per month.The website has insisted that these allegations are not true, stating, "It's not free to operate a Web Site on this scale", and, "If we were making lots of money I, Svartholm, wouldn't be working late at the office tonight, I'd be sitting on a beach somewhere, working on my tan." In response to claims of annual revenue exceeding US million made by the IFPI, the site's spokesman Peter Sunde argues that the website's high bandwidth, power, and hardware costs eliminate the potential for profit.In April 2009, the website's founders (Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm) were found guilty in The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden for assisting in copyright infringement, and were sentenced to serve one year in prison and pay a fine.
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They have both been accused of "assisting in making copyrighted content available" by the Motion Picture Association of America.
On , the website's servers in Stockholm were raided and taken away by Swedish police, leading to three days of downtime.
Have you ever though about the value of money that people spent for buying DVDs? It's hard to believe but these innocent looking teenagers prefer hard fucking to having boring delicate sex.