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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:59 pm

I think he meant the judge and prosecutors; technically speaking from a legal point of view this is a very weak conviction, not really based on facts, but from summing up the 'intent' of the defendants, which is always thin legal ground.

It looks to be very motivated by politics and a need to get a result, really, which is understandable but uncommendable for a court of law.
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Post » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:05 am

In other news, the Swedish Pirate Party membership rose by 20% in the hours following conviction.
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Post » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:52 am

I don't think the conviction will stand, as they've said its just a directory, they don't store the material themselves, in that regard they're no different than google. Should google be shut down?

Rapidshare and other file storing places are far worse imho.

I've downloaded lots of demos and stuff from pirate bay because the main download site was so slow.
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Post » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:12 am

Legally this does mean that yes, this same principle could be applied to any indexing website; ISP seems a bit of a stretch because the conviction is based on intent. If a website or ISP shows any intent to faciliate file sharing, then it's liable. I guess this could be far reaching if the courts interpret refusing to disconnect file sharers or hand over IPs as 'intent'.
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Post » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:43 pm

I followed the trial by radio, and I think they where convicted because of the tracker not the torrent files.

I think there are around three instances in the swedish court and the first one - tingsrtten is just a joke for this type of precedent cases.
The whole trial was a joke anyway, Hollywood and the musical industry wanted a sentence, so the Swedish juridical system went down, liked some american buttocks and gave them what they wanted.

And yeah: unfortunately the swedish pirate party got 10000 new members shortly after the verdict.
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