Torrent site The Pirate Bay's history has been a long game of cat-and-mouse. Authorities shutter one version, only for another to appear and meanwhile, its creators have been hunted across the globe.

For co-founder Fredrik Neij, the hunt finally ended in November 2014, when he was arrested on the border of Thailand and extradited to Sweden.

But Neij is now a free man, TorrentFreak reports, with his 10 month prison sentence now at an end.

The 37-year-old Swede was first found guilty of copyright infringements by a Swedish court in 2009, but evaded arrest after fleeing to Laos. In 2012, his passport was revoked, and then two years later, he was arrested on the border of Thailand while crossing from Laos, he had been living and hosting filesharing site BayFiles (which subsequently closed down).

Neij will now return to Laos, TorrentFreak reports, to live with his family. He is the last of the original founders of The Pirate Bay to be released from prison. The notorious torrent site continues without them, however. After being closed by the police late last year, it has since been relaunched by a coalition of administrators and moderators.

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