Friday, December 6, 2019

SWEDISH FILMMAKERS TO SELL THEIR MOVIE ONLINE THEMSELVES

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Much has been written about the need of the motion picture industry to change its business model. But a tiny Swedish film company is attempting to do just that, and, if it’s successful, could establish a template for major studios to follow. In a news release on Thursday, the producers of Johannes Nyholm’s award-winning indie […]

125 MILLION WATCH EUROVISION FINALE

May 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An estimated 125 million viewers watched as Sweden’s entry Loreen won the top prize at the annual Eurovision contest Saturday night. Of the 26 finalists, the most recognizable, the U.K.’s Englebert Humperdinck, wound up in 25th place. This year’s telecast originated in Baku, Azerbaijan at the Crystal Hall Arena that reportedly cost $134 million to […]

PIRATE BAY FOUNDERS WALK THE PLANK

November 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A Swedish appellate court late today (Friday) upheld the convictions of three operators of the Pirate Bay website, Frederik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström for what was called “contributory copyright infringement” and sentenced them to prison and ordered them to pay damages of more than $6.5 million. In its ruling, the court said, “The […]

SWEDEN’S PIRATE PARTY OFFERS ASYLUM TO WIKILEAKS

July 28, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Sweden’s Pirate Party, which currently hosts the Pirate Bay, the BitTorrent site that has repeatedly clashed with the movie and record industries and government authorities over alleged copyright infringement, has offered to give the controversial WikiLeaks.com a safe harbor. The offer came after WikiLeaks released more than 90,000 secret U.S. government documents about the war […]

SWEDISH FILMMAKER CAPTURES PIRATE

June 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A Swedish filmmaker who found his documentary about moose hunting being pirated on The Pirate Bay and other BitTorrent sites has taken matters into his own hands and has tracked down the alleged infringer and is suing him for $15,000, TorrentFreak.com reported Monday. The filmmaker, Tor Lundberg, reportedly contacted the man, who also is a […]