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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by tryfan on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:43 UTC
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Dropping one of the charges may not necessarily mean that much, since the maximum sentence can the same for both crimes (2 years in prison).
I suspect that the prosecutor has done this to simplify the case.
In fact, it will be easier, since he won't have to go in the technical niceties. All he has do do is to prove that TPB has made it easier for its users to share files, That shouldn't be too hard.
Now, it's up to the court to decide whether this is actually illegal or not.

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