Danish Torrent Tracker Admin Gets Conditional Prison Sentence
A 43-year-old man has been handed a three months conditional prison sentence for his involvement with the Danish torrent tracker Asgaard. The man, who is seen as one of the driving forces behind the now-defunct site, helped to set up and manage servers and also helped with coding. Several other defendants connected to the site will have their day in court later this year.
Over the past year and a half, Danish law enforcement authorities did their best to shut down the local torrent tracker scene.
It started in September and October 2020 when DanishBits and NordicBits went offline after their operators were caught.
As is often the case, it didn’t take long before other sites stepped up. Rival trackers such as “Asgaard” and “ShareUniversity” opened their doors to new members, resulting in an explosive growth of these sites.
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