I have been an admirer of Piratebay for some time now. Based in Sweden they have been giving the US music and film industry grief for years by being one of the worlds largest BitTorrent Tracker sites. They didn’t host copyrighted material, just the tracker files, but this didn’t stop the massive power of the industry from today reaching across the Atlantic and setting the dogs on them.
The best source for details at this time seems to be The Register. According to them, the Swedish police don’t even know if Piratebay are commiting a crime but that hasn’t stopped them from seizing all their servers from a Data Centre and taking Piratebay offline. So much for innocent until proven otherwise!
Should be interesting to see how the case unfolds.