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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waste of time
by TechGeek on Tue 17th Feb 2009 15:39 UTC
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2006-01-14

Its a waste of time. TPB only hosts trackers. Which aren't copyright themselves. While you could say that its providing the tools for piracy, so are ISP's and Mozilla for that matter.

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RE: waste of time - quiet you
by jabbotts on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:54 in reply to "waste of time"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

The recording industry know no limits. If they can make a case for browsers and network providers, it'll happen.

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RE: waste of time
by Liquidator on Tue 17th Feb 2009 19:35 in reply to "waste of time"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I see your point, however, the name "Pirate Bay" sort of reminds piracy ;)

eBay has been condamned and fined for hosting pages that sold copycats. This could be the same for TPB and piracy.

F#CK THE RIAA!! ;)

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RE[2]: waste of time
by TechGeek on Tue 17th Feb 2009 20:54 in reply to "RE: waste of time"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Actually, this is more like Craig's list posting ads that are for stolen merchandise or prostitution. In those cases Craig's list didn't do anything illegal, although you could say they were facilitating the transaction.

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