[TheInquirer] US government seizes 'filesharing' websites

MORE THAN SEVENTY-FIVE websites have been shut down by the US government in an assault on alleged copyright and trademark infringement.

[...] Just last week the four people responsible for running the filesharing tracker website The Pirate Bay had their jail sentences slightly decreased but their financial penalties increased.

The increased damages and continued threat of jail time, which were the result of a court appeal by The Pirate Bay, were greeted with dismay by the French Internet freedom group La Quadrature du Net.