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Pirate Bay's Server Now On Display in Swedish Museum

April 22, 2009 at 11:32 AM | by | ()

At least their handiwork will live on: As the creators of file-sharing website the Pirate Bay head off to prison, a Swedish museum will put its trusty server on display for the world to learn the wages of modern piracy.

The Tekniska Museet or National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm has added the server to an exhibit on intellectual property called "Inspiration Imitation," and since it's co-sponsored by the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, we're guessing it's going to come out pro-IP.

The Pirate Bay facilitated the sharing of terabytes of music, movies and books, but the creators' defense team argued that since it didn't store any copyrighted material on its server, it could not be held responsible for what was being exchanged. The court apparently disagreed, ordering the men to serve a year in prison and pay a $3.6 million penalty.

This would have at least been an honorable mention on our Best Geek Trips to Take in 2009 list. While you're there, don't forget to visit the Vasa Museum to see the work of classical pirates. Complete your trippy day by staying at the Nordic Light Hotel, whose Made By Originals package through May 24 includes a full meal served on ice and your own lamp to take home.

Related Stories:
· National Museum of Science and Technology [Tekniskamuseet.se]
· Swedish museum puts Pirate Bay server on display [Engadget]
· Pirate Bay's fileshare four get a year in prison [Reuters via Yahoo!]
· Geek Travel [Jaunted]

[Photo: vargklo]

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