Pirate Bay Faces New Legal Threat

The world’s most high-profile file-sharing website the Pirate Bay faces a new volley of legal action.

Thirteen Hollywood production companies have filed a new lawsuit to try to get the website shut down.

In April the site’s founders were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $4.5m (£3m) in damages.

However, the site has continued to operate, allowing users to share copyrighted films, TV and music.

“We have filed a complaint against The Pirate Bay because they have not stopped their activities after they were sentenced to prison,” the studios’ lawyer Monique Wadsted told AFP.

The lawsuit has been brought by Columbia Pictures, Disney Enterprises, Universal Studios and 10 other firms, many of which were due to receive damages form the April settlement.

Read more at the BBC.

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