On copyright knowledge:

"When I receive the newest lawsuits against me I can reply to them and quote pieces from the copyright law in Sweden and I am better than most copyright lawyers in Sweden now. It's forced me to become somewhat of a lawyer and I'm starting to enjoy it."

On being famous:

"Swedish people are good. Even if they recognise you they won't give you the satisfaction of showing that. People ask for stickers, that's it, basically. They recognise you, they don't show that they recognise you and then they go home and swear about it."

On whether the Pirate Bay will ever release its source code:

"I wouldn't actually want to have that source code because it sucks – but don't blame me. You could ask the police because they have a copy of it and its public information – they stole it!"

On how artists should get paid:

"We should start in another way – we shouldn't ask how can people make money, it should be more about how can we use the new technology that's changed everything and actually make a living with this tool instead of against it, because that's the problem.

"If a company invented a car that ran on water you wouldn't say 'so how will the oil companies make money – you have to come up with new ideas on how to get money into the business."

On monetising the Pirate Bay:

"The Pirate Bay was working with a guy who was trialled to sell ads. In three years the Pirate Bay made $80,000 and the cost was $120,000 – there's no good way to monetise something which is political."

On Google and China:

"I think Google are a bunch of people trying to be good people but they know they are not – they are a big bunch of liars. Google is too good to be true – they went into China not to help the Chinese people but to make money and gain a big chunk of the search engine market in China. I hate that people that have that have so much influence on the internet don't actually care about the internet."

On Sergey Brinn:

"I would tell him he needs to change. I would make him somehow. I can be very persuasive – I don't mean that in a bad way, I can be very funny and make him like me, and want to marry me and then I will write it in a pre-nup and then divorce him."

On pornography on the Pirate Bay:

"Porn is useless. I compare porn to pizza: if I am really hungry I wouldn't go buy a pizza and watch it. I would eat it."

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