posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:10 PM
The Copenhagen Post
A campaign has been created to point out the mistreatment of Pirate Bay founder
Gottfrid Svarholm Warg
Warg was extradited to Denmark from Sweden in November and was charged with illegally disrupting public systems, illegally collecting data and
destroying property. The hacker is accused of stealing social security numbers from the Danish driving licence database operated by the IT firm CSC.
On December 18, Frederiksberg City Court ruled that Warg was to spend an additional three weeks behind bars.
The campaign points out that Breivik, who killed 77 people on 22 July 2011, has been allowed to enrol in political science courses remotely through
the University of Oslo and is working on a book, while Warg is held in solitary confinement and denied reading material despite not yet being
convicted of a crime.
While I support the potential of P2P networks, I don't support what they've become. Warg is being charged with some serious crimes, but are the
officials taking it to far? It is however interesting to note the treatment of recent hacker/activits.
Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too
Over the weekend, his family attributed his death to federal prosecutors pursuing “an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially
over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims."