Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th May 2009 12:06 UTC
Legal Mid-April, the four founders of The Pirate Bay were found guilty of being accessories to breaching copyright law; they aided in breaching copyright of 33 files. As a result, they were sentenced to one year in jail and a 2.75 million EUR fine. However, it was quickly revealed that the judge in the case was heavily biased, and ever since then there's been a search for a judge who is actually not involved with any pro-copyright groups or with the lawyers working for the entertainment industry in this case. Turns out that's actually kind of hard.
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RE: Simply amazing
by dagw on Sun 24th May 2009 13:47 UTC in reply to "Simply amazing"
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It's not just finding a judge, it's finding a judge with right background. This type of copyright law is a fairly narrow field and most judges have little or no experience in it.

Of course the judges that do have experience in it are also probably interested enough in it have joined professional bodies related to that field. I guess it's hard to find someone with a lot of experience and interest in a field, but without any memberships or ties to organizations that share an interest in said field.

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