Companies sue Sweden over Pirate Bay raid

Ten companies which had their servers confiscated during the police's raids against file-sharing site The Pirate Bay plan to demand compensation from the Swedish state.

The companies say they will hand in demands for between 10,000 and 200,000 kronor each to the Chancellor of Justice in Stockholm on Wednesday, amounts that they say correspond to their losses following the raids.

The companies demanding compensation had their servers hosted by PRQ, which also hosted the Pirate Bay. As well as taking the Pirate Bay’s own servers police also took servers belonging to a diverse group of unconnected companies and organizations.

Police spokespeople and prosecutor Håkan Roswall have refused to say why they confiscated the other servers.