Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:06 UTC
Legal In a textbook example of "dweilen met de kraan open", the landmark trial against Torrent website The Pirate Bay will take off today in Sweden. The founders of the torrent website are charged with aiding millions of internet users gain access to illegal content. Basically the entire entertainment industry is amassing against The Pirate Bay, making this one of the biggest trials against internet file sharing in history.
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duh, prosecution a bit dim
by quackalist on Tue 17th Feb 2009 13:43 UTC
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Seems the prosecution has slipped on its own incompetence and has had to withdraw half the charges.

"What has been shown in court today is that the prosecutor cannot prove that the .torrent files he is using as evidence actually used The Pirate Bay’s tracker...This has resulted in prosecutor Håkan Roswall having to drop all charges relating to “assisting copyright infringement”, so the remaining charges are simply ‘assisting making available’. “Everything related to reproduction will be removed from the claim,”

http://torrentfreak.com/50-of-charges-against-pirate-bay-dropped-09...

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