Pirate Bay documentary gets government funding in Sweden
The Social Network failed to get the Best Picture gong at last night’s Oscars, but perhaps TPB-AFK could do better next year. We’ve written about the documentary before: it’s the work of Swedish filmmaker...
February 28, 2011
Swedish ISP agrees to block The Pirate Bay
Swedish ISP Black Internet has blocked its customers from accessing The Pirate Bay, due to concerns that a recent Court of Appeal ruling would leave it subject to hefty fines if it didn't implement such a bar.
June 29, 2010
Swedish pro-piracy group Piratbyran disbands
Piratbyran is best known for launching the original Pirate Bay site in 2003, but the pro-piracy group has also spent the last seven years campaigning against anti-filesharing regulations. However, the group has now disbanded,...
June 24, 2010
Spotify now on TVs (in Sweden and Finland)
Streaming music service Spotify just leaped onto its third platform: the TV. The service has launched its app for 120,000 of TeliaSonera's digital TV customers in Sweden and Finland. The app can only be used by people who've...
June 10, 2010
Swedish artist Nomy releases album on Spotify Premium only
Heard of Nomy? Lots of people have: the Swedish artist has racked up more than eight million plays on Spotify and two million views on YouTube (insert your own 'he's probably made enough for a new pair of shows' joke here
March 15, 2010
Pirate Bay appeal set for late September
The four defendants in the Pirate Bay trial have a date for their appeal against their conviction last April for copyright infringement. The appeal will kick off on 28 September, and is due to finish on 15 October - although...
March 12, 2010
Swedish police raid Direct Connect users
Swedish police have carried out several raids on heavy users of one of the hubs for P2P file-sharing system Direct Connect. According to the IFPI, five large-scale file-sharers - accused of making available between 9,000...
February 4, 2010
Music sales up 10.2% in Sweden, says IFPI
Latest figures from the IFPI claim that recorded music revenues in Sweden grew 10.2% in 2009 to 861.4 million Kronor, boosted by a 98.6% increase in digital revenues - which now account for 16.3% of all sales.
January 18, 2010
How to (possibly) get your iPhone app approved
Swedish public TV broadcaster SVT has hit on a novel approach to getting its iPhone TV app approved: it's picketing Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Literally - it's sent staff dressed in Swedish national costume to Apple's Cupertino...
December 17, 2009
Swedish industry revenues on the up?
Techdirt has published some charts apparently based on Swedish music industry revenues, claiming they show that the revenue for musicians is "going in one direction: up".
December 15, 2009
Telia begins selling Spotify-enabled phones
Swedish telco Telia has started promoting Spotify Premium to its mobile and broadband customers, following a deal signed earlier this year between the two companies.
November 26, 2009