Hackers have defaced the website of the Swedish music industry association IFPI today in response to the trial against the Pirate Bay.

ifpi.se hack

The page was replaced with a text announcing a "declaration of war" against anti-piracy organizations - an obvious reference to the Trial Edition of Steal This Film, which was released yesterday. The movie opens with a Berlin-based copyleft activist explaining that corporations have declared war on popular culture to protect their intellectual property.

Here's a fairly good automated translation of the hacked page, courtesy of Google:

"Stop lying HÅKAN ROSWALL!

The ruthless hunting by IFPI, Anti-Piracy Office, Warner Bros and all other companies with a pawn in the game, pursued has now resulted in a trial in which four innocent men are accused of copyright infringement.

This is a declaration of war against anti-piracy and industry players behind it, and we urge the public to boycott and lynching of those responsible. IFPI is only the beginning. Continued.

The new generation

# credz to: anakata, TiAMO and brokep"


Update: The defacement has since been removed and replaced by a placeholder.

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