Police investigate movie studio anti-pirate antics

arrestIn a surprising turn around, the Swedish Police have started investigating the antics of movie studio piracy trolls.

Two Pirate Bay co-founders have been questioned by Swedish police, acting on behalf of the FBI. The officers were looking for information on Pirate Bay backups and logs as part of an investigation into the honeypot scheme of Prenda.

Prenda was uploading its own torrents to The Pirate Bay, creating a honeypot for the people they later sued over pirated downloads.

The Pirate Bay provided the evidence that tied a user account and uploads to Prenda and its boss John Steele.

It is fairly serious allegation and the fact that the FBI is interested suggests that more serious charges could be flying Prenda’s way.

Pirate Bay co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij have said that the coppers had asked them for help in an investigation which has being going on for a year.

“They wanted to know if I could verify the accuracy of the IP-address logs, how they were stored, and how they could be retrieved,” Neij told Torrent Freak .

It would be deeply ironic if the same trolls who were making a killing from placing honeypots on the Pirate Bay site was actually bought to justice by the same site.