Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 16:57 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
Legal "This week yet another court order was handed down in Europe with the aim of censoring The Pirate Bay. The ruling forbids the Dutch Pirate Party from not only running a direct proxy, but also telling people how to circumvent an earlier court ordered blockade. However, according to Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge, the judge in the case has a history of corruption relating to another file-sharing case he presided over in the Netherlands." This news has knocked me off my chair in disbelief that something like this could happen in The Netherlands. Yes, that was quite obviously sarcasm.
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Rely more on juries perhaps?
by tanishaj on Mon 14th May 2012 20:04 UTC
tanishaj
Member since:
2010-12-22

Very recently, in the Oracle case, Thom was criticizing the US approach of using a jury in technology cases. I believe he called it "insanity" and held up the Dutch reliance on judges as a shining example of a superior system.

Today, we have an article alleging corruption with Dutch judges. This is exactly the kind of scenario that the jury system was designed to prevent.

I cannot help but chuckle a little even though these are serious matters.

PS.

I do not live, work, or have any allegiance to the United States.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I never said our system was superior.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

This is exactly the kind of scenario that the jury system was designed to prevent.


Yeah, so instead we can get judged by people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty....

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