Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 12:26 UTC, submitted by zegenie
Legal The verdict in the Pirate Bay trial surprised many people, seeing as how many errors the entertainment industry's lawyers had made, and how little understanding they seemed to have of how BitTorrent works. The height of the sentence also surprised many; for aiding in sharing just 33 copyrighted items, the four founders were sentenced to one year in jail, and a massive fine of 3.6 million USD. Well, as it turns out, we now know why we were all relatively surprised: the judge in the case, Thomas Norstrom, is member of the same pro-copyright groups as many of the people representing the entertainment industry in the case.
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alucinor
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2006-01-06

I don't think it's much like handing a person a gun to shoot as it is like opening a gun store called "Cold Blooded Killers" and then being sued when someone buys a gun from your store and shoots someone.

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