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: waste of time
by Liquidator on Tue 17th Feb 2009 19:35 UTC 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"
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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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RE[3]: waste of time
by Mellin on Tue 17th Feb 2009 21:36 in reply to "RE[2]: waste of time"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

so everything with the name pirate is illegal ?

Edited 2009-02-17 21:36 UTC

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