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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested
The co-founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been arrested after two years on the run.
Peter Sunde, 35, was detained in the southern Swedish region of Skaane on Saturday.
"He was arrested and has to serve an eight-month prison sentence," said police spokeswoman Carolina Ekeus.
Sunde had been wanted by Interpol for nearly two years and Swedish media reported he had been hiding out in Germany.
The Swedish supreme court rejected an appeal in May against his 2010 sentence for breaking copyright laws.
Four men linked to the notorious site - which helps users find and download files such as films, software and music - were originally sentenced to one year in prison and a $4.8m (£2.86m) fine.
The prison sentences were later cut by varying amounts, but the fine increased to $6.95m (£4.15m).
Fellow co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was arrested in Cambodia in 2012 and last year handed over to Denmark, where he is wanted for alleged hacking.
Carl Lundstroem, the site's key financier, served his sentence and now lives in Switzerland.
Another Pirate Bay co-founder, Fredrik Neij, is thought to be laying low in Laos.
Sunde's lawyer, Peter Althin, told Swedish news service TT: "Peter fought for file-sharing and in 10 years, I believe it will go without saying that file-sharing for one's own needs will be permitted.
"I still think the judgement was wrong."
The Pirate Bay was founded in 2003 and soon became the target for many music and film companies trying to stop users downloading their content for free.
Despite being blocked by most internet providers in the UK following a court ruling, the site is still functioning and claims to have nearly seven million registered users.