Third man arrested after file sharing raid

The police raid on two apartments in Skövde in southern Sweden on Thursday has led to the arrest of a third person on suspicion of breach of copyright legislation.

Police confirmed on Saturday that the two men previously arrested in connection with the raid have been released from custody. Suspicions remain against the men, according to the prosecutor.

The case concerns a large number of decoded films that have been made available on the internet.

The third person arrested has now also been released but remains under suspicion, according to prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad.

Thursday’s raid was part of coordinated international effort to break an illegal file sharing ring. Raids were also conducted by police in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Britain and the USA.