The last Pirate Bay founder has finally been caught and arrested
It was only a matter of time. The last of The Pirate Bay's three co-founders was arrested yesterday on the border between Laos and Thailand, signalling the end of a drawn-out manhunt for the site's infamous creators. Fredrik Neij's apprehension follows an arrest in June for fellow co-founder Peter Sunde, as well as a three-and-a-half year prison sentence handed down to compatriot Gottfrid Warg last month.
Neij moved to Laos some years ago and has been living there with his wife and children; TorrentFreak reports that he's crossed the border into Thailand plenty of times before, but once had to appeal a decision by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok to revoke his passport. Now, it seems Neij's luck has finally run out. After his arrest, officials held a largely symbolic press conference and took photos with a small battalion of officers. The Pirate Bay is of course still alive after countless domain changes and the handing over of command. While its founders now face the full might of the law (again), their arrests have done little to pull the cloud-based ship and its database of torrent links off course.