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: From the swedish news...
by sagum on Wed 18th Feb 2009 07:52 UTC in reply to "From the swedish news..."
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I watched the swedish news today and the prosecutor said something that might be of importance. TPB does remove unwanted .torrents like child porn and snuff movies and the like. This means that they do deside what is ok and not. I dont know if this changes anything.

You can say they do decide what is OK and not to be on their website, and they're perfectly legally allowed to do so. It doesn't change anything.

They're legally allowed to provide torrent files for any tracker they want within the law. This is what they're in court for now.

However, I don't think any law allows the index of child porn or snuff content so they do have, if not at least a legal requirement, a moral one to abide by.

Edited 2009-02-18 07:53 UTC

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