“Spread and participate in culture. Remix, reuse, use, abuse. Make sure no one controls your mind. Create new systems and technology that circumvent the corruption. Start a religion. Start your own nation, or buy one. Buy a bus. Crush it to pieces.”
Peter likes to point out that he's of Finnish and Norwegian heritage. He works mostly with projects that can change society and he has done so for a several years.
The most famous project he participated in is probably The Pirate Bay, because of which Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and he were convicted of contributory copyright infringement in 2009. They are facing around 1 year imprisonment each, and a total fine of US$6.5 million.
Since the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal, Peter invited people from all over the world to make sure that the entertainment industry does not profit from them anymore by suggesting to refuse watching their movies and listening to their music. The best way would be to find alternative ways to culture.
He states that The Pirate Bay has been one of the most important movements in Sweden for freedom of speech, working against corruption and censorship. Nowadays, he spends most of his time on Flattr, a micropayments system he started with Linus Olsson, which enables viewers of websites to make small donations by clicking a "Flattr this" button.
In spare time he plays house/techno music and enjoys learning new languages and traveling the globe. Due to all legal issues Peter is going through at the moment, we hope things will get better and he’ll regulary join us for the conference in October as he enjoys the title of ‘SHARE angel’ among the few.