Andrej Preston

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Andrej Preston (born c. 1986), also known under the pseudonym Slonček (meaning "little elephant" in Slovene), is the founder of the former BitTorrent site Suprnova.org.[1][2]

The Slovenian publication Mladina revealed in November 2004 that he was 18 years old and a student at the Waldorf High School in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[3] After having shut down Suprnova.org in December 2004, he became the target of a police investigation in early 2005, and two computers of his were confiscated.[2][4][5] In October 2005 the prosecutor announced that no charges would be filed and the computers were returned.[5]

Andrej Preston had given the domain suprnova.org to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay had relaunched it as of August 21, 2007.[2]

On August 25, 2007, he moved to San Francisco, California,[2] where he is visiting Academy of Art University.

Three years after donating the suprnova.org domain to The Pirate Bay, Preston retrieved it, in order to make a new website, which should become an online video portal.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Ingram, Interview with Sloncek of SuprNova, Slyck News, May 11, 2004. Accessed 2008-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c d Jani Sever, Slovenian Pirate Archived August 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Vest, 25 August 2007. Accessed 2008-11-07.
  3. ^ Hunting Slovenia's Little Elephant Archived September 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Mladina. Accessed 2008-11-07.
  4. ^ Thomas Mennecke, Suprnova.org Closes, Slyck News, December 19, 2004. Accessed 2008-11-07.
  5. ^ a b Michael Ingram, SuprNova.org: The Story of a Legend, Slyck News, May 7, 2006. Accessed 2008-11-07.
  6. ^ "SuprNova Relaunches". activepolitic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. 

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