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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RE: Comment by tryfan - normal practice
by jabbotts on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by tryfan"
jabbotts
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It's a pretty common practice to go to court with a long list of charges and related parties. Many of the charges will be found to not apply and parties will be found to be unrelated. Problem is, if they don't call all parties and complaints off the start, they have a much harder time adding them in later.

It's a bit of a "grab anything possible and see what sticks where" process.

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