Sweden requested Cambodian police arrest and hold Svartholm, despite the fact there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.
Unable to travel to Sweden for his court case because of ill health late last year, then skipping other hearings, Svartholm was arrested for “being on an international wanted list,” according to Torrent Freak. Since he didn't attend the required court hearings, he was fined $1.1 million and sentenced to one year in jail. His co-founders did appear in court, and had their sentences reduced.
Svartholm was arrested at his apartment on the riverfront in Phnom Penh. Although there is no formal extradition treaty in place between Cambodia and Sweden, Svartholm's lawyer believes the Swedish government will be able to bring him back.
Sorry to all those who feel stealing is ok because they won't miss it or can afford it YOU ARE THIEVES. It's not like you are stealing a loaf of bread to feed your family. ironwolf97 on huffingtonpost.com
You steal IP, be it music, software or other copyrighted material, you should pay the price. There is no middle ground. Mark Lamb on wsj.com
Do you believe content piracy is serious enough to warrant prison time and criminal extradition between countries?