Hackers shut down Swedish government Web sites last week after a police raid on a file-sharing company. Authorities confiscated some 200 servers from The Pirate Bay, a company that allows access to the popular file-sharing software BitTorrent. The government said The Pirate Bay was violating music and movie copyrights by facilitating illegal downloads. The day after the raid, the Web site for the national police went down, and soon after that, the main government site froze up. By the weekend, The Pirate Bay’s own site was back up, operating from new, hidden servers.
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