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: Car analogy
by m_abs on Sun 24th May 2009 18:04 UTC in reply to "Car analogy"
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So next thing... only judges that don't mind their cars being stolen will be allowed to judge car theft cases?


No. Next will be that people accused of violating gun-laws won't get put in front of a judge who are a member of a organization trying to impose stricter gun-control laws. And after that people accused of selling drugs, won't get put in front of a judge who is a member of a organization working towards legalizing drugs.
Both cases are wrong. The judge cannot be biased towards one side or the other.

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