Swedish museum to exhibit Pirate Bay server

Apr 16, 2009
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(AP) -- One of the servers of Swedish file sharing Web site Pirate Bay that was confiscated by police last year has become a museum artifact.

Sweden's National of Science and Technology said Thursday it has bought the server from Pirate Bay for 2,000 kronor ($243). It is now included in its display of inventions that impact people's lives.

The museum says making copies of copyright-protected material is nothing new and that music tapes were also controversial in the 1970s.

The provides a forum for users to share music, movies and computer for free. The four men behind the site have been charged with helping people break copyright law and could face damages and a year each in prison. A verdict is due Friday.

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