Fredrik Neij

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Fredrik Neij
Born (1978-04-27) April 27, 1978 (age 36)
Nationality Swedish
Other names TiAMO
Known for Co-founder of The Pirate Bay who was convicted of copyright infringement

Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij (born 27 April 1978) alias TiAMO[1] is the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent website. Neij was one of the defendants in the The Pirate Bay Trial which began on 16 February 2009. He and other operators of The Pirate Bay were charged with assisting users in copyright infringing practices.[2] On 17 April 2009, Neij was found guilty. He was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay damages of $905,000.[3] Neij was not present for the verdict as he had already "jumped bail and fled to Laos."[1] The Swedish embassy in Bangkok revoked Neij's passport in 2012.[4] In November 2014, Neij was arrested on an Interpol warrant while attempting to cross the border from Laos to Thailand.[4][1]


  1. ^ a b c "The Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Nong Khai". The Nation. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pirate Bay Future Uncertain After Operators Busted"
  3. ^ "The Pirate Bay Trial: The Official Verdict - Guilty - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Updated: Pirate Bay Founder Fredrik Neij Arrested in Asia". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

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