Court refuses to return servers

A Stockholm court today rejected an application to return servers seized in raids against file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.

Internet hosting company PRQ had demanded the return of both paperwork and computer equipment seized by police, saying that the material had no significance for the investigation and arguing that it was vital for PRQ’s work.

But Stockholm District Court rejected the application after a hearing held behind closed doors on Wednesday.

The company said it intended to appeal the decision.