Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Feb 2009 14:53 UTC
Legal Practically before the trial is up and running, The Pirate Bay has achieved a major victory over the entertainment industry. On day two, the prosecutor has dropped half of the charges against the bittorrent website. The remaining charges are much lighter than the ones that have been dropped.
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Comment by merkoth
by merkoth on Tue 17th Feb 2009 16:47 UTC
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I know this is serious bussiness and all, but I can't help to find this extremely amusing. Just to imagine the embarrassment of the prosecutor when he found out that he had completely messed up makes me giggle...

This is why traditional media distributors are dying: The world evolved around them so much they don't understand it anymore. They're so pissed off that the way they used to make money doesn't work anymore that they can't even realize that they can actually embrace these technologies to make money in a different way. I think BitTorrent could prove like a very useful way to distribute _legal_ digital media, reducing production costs dramatically!

Unfortunately, behemots like these tend to make a lot of noise and mess when they fall down. It's just a matter of time, though.

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