Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 11:15 UTC, submitted by csynt
Legal Old World 1, New World 0. The four defendants in the landmark The Pirate Bay case, taking place in Sweden, have all been found guilty, and sentenced to one year in jail. They also received a hefty fine of USD 3.58 million to 17 American media companies, among which are Warner Bros. Entertainment, MGM Pictures, Columbia Pictures Industries, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI, Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, and Activision. The defendants have already stated they will appeal the decision.
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RE: *yawn .......*
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 17th Apr 2009 19:59 UTC in reply to "*yawn .......*"
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Who really cares?

The fact it sets a legal precedent is significant. While we remain apathetic crap laws will continue to get passed against us and then exemplary cases like this are set up to set a precedent that will guide judicial decisions from then on. This outcome is not yawn-worthy at all.

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