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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Comment by dizzey
by dizzey on Sun 24th May 2009 21:07 UTC
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The judge should try to find the fitting punishment for the crime. not the hardest possible or weakest according to law. If the judge is a member of a group which only tries to get harder punishments for copyright infringing.

i guess that judge will only think that the hardest punishment is fair, since he is actively trying to make the punishents harder by changing the law.

And yes the media industri is a good lobby organisation if the judges think that they have to join their organisations to get a better understanding of the issues. and if the only reasson they joined is to get a better understanding they should join some groups that discuss the opposite.

if you want to get closer to the truth you need to hear both parties

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