Four record companies want to close the Pirate Bay file sharing service and have filed a motion with the Stockholm district court to fine the people behind the operation as long as its users can access copyright-protected material.
Last month the site's operators were found guilty of copyright violations, sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay damages of 30 million Swedish kronor (US$3.9 million). But that didn't stop the site from making music available for download, which record companies such as Universal, EMI, Sony and Warner are not happy about.
To back up the motion, 467 albums have been downloaded and shown to include content that the record companies own the copyrights to.
The filing is directed at the site's operators and also Black Internet AB, which has been named because it provides Internet access to the site, according to the record companies.
The record companies are keeping mum on the latest developments in the case against Pirate Bay. IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), which represents the interests of the record companies and has been very vocal in the past, didn't want to comment, according to a spokeswoman.