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January 10, 2014

Petition to free jailed Pirate Bay co-founder goes viral

Widespread anger over conditions faced by Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, in Danish custody over hacking allegations.
Photo via Wikimedia user Fandecaisses [Creative Commons]
UPDATE: Warg has reportedly been given access to books following the petition's viral success. According to reports, he may also now have a Playstation 2 in his cell, and has been granted more interaction with other inmates.
A twitter account allegedly belonging to his mother, Kristina Warg, tweeted the update on Monday, January 13, writing, "Breakthrough: #Anakata has got access to his books now!!! Not more than 10 at a time in his cell though. (But better than 0.)”.

An online petition demanding Danish authorities release Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, co-founder of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, has topped 100,000 signatures. Warg, widely known by his online handle Anakata, was extradited from Sweden in November over allegations of hacking into servers containing sensitive data, including a driver's license database and the passwords to email accounts of police officers.