The Swedish Bittorrent website The Pirate Bay got raided by local police today. Apparently 50 policemen confiscated multiple servers and detained three admins for questioning. Also impacted are Piratbyran, and to some lesser degree, Mininova, due to shared infrastructure. Slyck and the Pirate Party have more information, but the sites both seem to be really slow - probably due to some heavy Slashdotting.

By now there are a few updates available: The MPAA celebrates the raid with the headline "SWEDISH AUTHORITIES SINK PIRATE BAY". The Swedish newspaper The Local reports that ten ofices and / or private residencies were raided as well. And Piratbyran has set up a temporary blog, which so far only features Swedish-language press release.
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