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[4]: Simply amazing
by Vanders on Mon 25th May 2009 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Simply amazing"
Vanders
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So lawyers and judges should not be allowed to get together with other lawyers and judges to talk about the latest developments in their field?


As a function of their job, sure. We would call that "Job training" in most fields. It has to be an "All or none" proposition, though.

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