Court rules that Pirate Bay domains must be seized
Tue 19 May 2015, 20:37

The Stockholm District Court decided to order the seizure of two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay, however it is unlikely that the site's operation will disappear completely. The motivation for the seizure is that The Pirate Bay is an illegal operation, thus its domains are tools used by the site to infringe copyright.

While two of the domains ( - the site’s main domain and - a lesser used alternative) will be will be put out of action, the District Court dismissed the prosecution’s case against, the organization responsible for Sweden’s top level .SE domain.

Camera spy-drones banned by Sweden’s highest court
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 14:40

The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden ruled that all drone cameras count as surveillance devices, and that they can now only be used to prevent crime or accidents. In a linked ruling, it decided that car- or bike-mounted cameras are legally fine.

The right to be forgotten may apply all over the world
Tue 9 May 2017, 23:26

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) has checked how Google handles the "right to be forgotten", i.e. the possibility to have search results deleted. The DPA concludes that if Google is required to delete the result of a search, it may also be necessary to delete the search result when searches are made from other countries outside of Sweden.

Sweden accidentally leaks personal details of nearly all citizens
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 19:39

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven confirmed at a press conference on Monday that his administration potentially exposed the personal information of millions of Sweden’s citizens, along with some of the nation's military secrets, have been exposed.

Founder of fan-made subtitle site convicted for copyright Infringement
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:31

A 32 year old Swedish national has been convicted to a $27.000 fine and a year of probation after he was found guilty of copyright infringement for distributing subtitles of copyrighted movies. 

Swedish Supreme Court confirms that domain names constitute property that can be seized by the state
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 11:00

In April 2015, prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad directed claims against Fredrik Neij (one of the creators of The Pirate Bay) in an effort to disrupt the operation of The Pirate Bay website in Sweden. Ingblad also filed a complaint against Punkt SE (IIS), the organisation responsible for Sweden’s .se top-level domain. Mr Ingblad argued that the domains ‘’ and ‘’ were used as “tools” to aid and abet copyright infringement and should therefore be seized by the Swedish state.

In December 2017 the Swedish Supreme Court confirmed that the two domains can indeed be seized by the state.