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[2]: From the swedish news...
by John Nilsson on Thu 19th Feb 2009 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE: From the swedish news..."
John Nilsson
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Well, the defense referenced a law stating that network service providers cannot be helt responsible for what is communicated through the service provieded some prerequisits are true.

There was three things IIRC that was required.

* That the service provider does not initiate the transactions

* That the information is not selected by the service provider

* That the information is not modified by the service provider


By removing torrents I would say the prosecutor could claim that the two latter requirements are not fullfilled and thus the law is not applicable.

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