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[2]: Car analogy
by StaubSaugerNZ on Sun 24th May 2009 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Car analogy"
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Maybe they should just resort to judgement by a jury?


If only they would make them jury trials.

However, I think that is the last thing that the prosecuting party wants. I don't think many juries would convict (unless the person was infringing copyright for profit on an industrial scale).

Plus the copyright laws may be a bit abstract for many jurors to follow. Even more important, jury trials are relatively slow and expensive so I think they are reserved for the most important cases rather than less important disputes.

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