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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Something similar happened in Sweden too
by nej_simon on Tue 15th May 2012 09:20 UTC
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During the Pirate Bay trial in Sweden the judge turned out to be a member of a pro-copyright organization together with the plaitiff's attorneys.

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