Aug 052009
 August 5, 2009  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Online

A British man has been arrested for his role in running one of the internet’s oldest file sharing websites.

The man – who started the FileSoup website in 2003 – was taken into custody last week after a raid on his home in Taunton, Somerset, and subsequently released on bail without charge.

FileSoup, which was started in 2003, is well-known in the file sharing community but does not host illegal material itself. Instead, it operates forums where users share links to files which then allow them to download TV shows and movies from around the internet.

Read more in The Guardian.

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