Jon Lech Johansen (aka DVD-Jon) is to seek compensation from the Norwegian government following his acquittal on charges related to alleged copyright violation.
According to a report in Norway's Aftenposten, 20-year-old Johansen is demanding nearly 150,000 Norwegian Kroner (£11,981) from the white-collar crime unit that prosecuted him.
Lawyer Halvor Manshaus said: "You have to remember that Jon has grown up with these charges hanging over him. It's been quite a burden."
There was no immediate reaction from the prosecutors, who have announced that they won't appeal a recent court ruling in his favour.