Pirate Bay’s Imprisoned Key Operator Seeks Court Order To Play NINTENDO CLASSICS
One of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij was imprisoned in 2010 for his key role in operations of the digital content site.
Imprisonment is not Fredrik’s problem right now but he is concerned about the way of his stay there. He is worried because he can’t play his favorite games on his Nintendo 8-bit console within the prison premises. The prison authorities could not attend to his request because they are bound not to allow any prisoner to check the sealed boxes.
“The console is sealed in such a way that it can not be opened without the machine being destroyed,” responded the prison authorities. “In light of this, the institution can’t implement the necessary control of the game console and it is therefore impossible to ensure that it does not contain prohibited items.”
Former key operator at The Pirate Bay is looking for pleasing sources to break the monotony of prison life. He tried to fill up the entertainment gap with old Nintendo 8-bit console, though not the most modern one for avid gamers.
Fredrik is however not pleased with the prison regulations and, thus, has decided to file an appeal before the administrative court.
“That the institution lacks a screwdriver which costs 100 kroner can not be considered reasonable,” Fredrik writes. There might be other victims too in the prison who are deprived of playing video games in the prison just because of screwdriver unavailability excuse, he added.