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Internet pirates report entertainment giants to police

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15:21 CEST+02:00
The Pirate Bay has reported a number of major players in the film and music industries to the police following suspicions that the companies hired hackers to undermine the file-sharing site.

Having examined the content of e-mails leaked from anti-piracy firm Media Defender, The Pirate Bay said it had its worst fears confirmed.

"[W]e now have proof of the things we've been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers."

Among the companies reported are the Swedish branches of Twentieth Century Fox, EMI, Universal, Paramount and Sony.

"The charges are infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming, all of these on a commercial level," said The Pirate Bay.

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