Skip to comments.Pirate Bay lawyer demands retrial
Posted on 04/23/2009 3:30:51 PM PDT by iowamark
Pirate Bay lawyer demands retrial, saying judge was biased in file-sharing case
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A defense lawyer in the Pirate Bay file-sharing case said Thursday he will demand a retrial after the judge admitted he was a member of copyright protection organizations.
A Stockholm court last week convicted four men behind the notorious Web site of helping others commit copyright violations and gave them one-year prison sentences.
They also were ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to entertainment companies, including Warner Bros., Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures.
Peter Althin, who represented Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde in the case, said he would request a retrial after Judge Tomas Norstrom confirmed Swedish Radio reports that he was a member of two Swedish copyright groups....
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The judge probably has his home page set to riaa.com.
Oops, this is Sweden, nevermind.
“A defense lawyer in the Pirate Bay file-sharing case said Thursday he will demand a retrial after the judge admitted he was a member of copyright protection organizations. “
I should say so!
Those TPB guys are the only foreigners I like.
> Those TPB guys are the only foreigners I like.
Don’t forget Mininova, my favorite. Better looking interface but doesn’t have the same teeth and directories that TPB is famous for. TPB has vowed never to pay up and it;s still running. Try reading up on every TPB response to company C&D letters in their forums and it’s pure comedy.
thank goodness civil law countries don’t have juries to deal with
What is conservative about stealing?
I hope TPB previals. Any entity that deprives the Hollywood Left of money is A-OK in my book.
Nothing. What made you think that?
demonoid.com, ‘nother good one if you can catch an open registration period.
Because several people are talking about using such sites - this being a conservative forum I thought I would ask why conservatives would steal.
That’s true, but I have noticed they post under h33t in mini. One can say they’re pretty much a private tracker based on the registration process but they claim they’re not.
have you been to one of the sites mentioned in this thread?
But I don’t download from them.
You can choose private or public..Their difference is on the private side, they filter out the bad IP’s that spawn bogus traffic and bad chunks.
Do know of a site called Hulu and do you watch shows on that site?
Some say that posting and discussing news articles on FreeRepublic is a violation of copyright. Some say that public lending libraries are a violation of copyright. How do you feel about those alleged violations?
There was just a news article on FR about Dept. of Homeland Security canceling newspaper and magazine subscriptions because those were available to read on internal government websites.
BTW, I have never used Pirate Bay.
So called "IP" IS different from physical property. Nothing was stolen in the physical sense. In fact, the use of the word "stolen" is inappropriate.
Well, Azureus has it’s own plug-in which replaces safepeer or peerguardian which does the job but people who use utorrent still prefer the SF/PG apps as a safeguard.
I have never used TPB either but how do you explain people “stealing’ the latest episode of South Park when it’s shown on South Park.com and other sites such as Hulu? I just downloaded it. Trey Parker and Stone stated they don’t “give a rat’s ass” if they DL it or not.
It’s going to be interesting how Devnet interprets “fair use’.
Yes - and those who own the property I am watching have consented to allow it to be shown.
Being that they own it and I support property rights I rather think this is a good setup.
You are taking what isn’t yours against the express wishes of the property owner are you not?
An example of valid fair use is this site.
TPB and related sites aren’t about fair use - they are about getting things for free. If those who produce what you are taking aren’t paid for their work do you think they will keep making it?
Do you have the legal right to use the property you are acquiring?
Besides, Audio files have special properties of use that lend themselves to (near) simultaneous use of a single copy. It's not the same as using a car, for instance.
Who said I’m taking anything?
Do you own the files in question? Yes or No?
When it comes to audio files of a performance subject to copyright, one doesn't "own" them, one has a license for a copy typically.
Someone owns them. If you distribute copies that the owner(s) didn’t authorize then you are breaking the law.
Dude, you are assuming all sorts of things not in evidence. I’d suggest that you tend to your knitting wrt me and actually investigate the nuances of the various forms of so-called IP and be able to distinguish same, in detail, from real property.
Do you download copyrighted materials from torrent sites against the wishes of those that created it?
Are you one of those people who think that IP should be free for anyone to use - no matter what it cost to make?
Do you actually know anything about copyright law?
It’s not obvious.
I am not the one who is anti-property rights.
Are you again confusing copyright law with real property law?
Do you feel that it is acceptable for you to use and distribute copyrighted materials without the authors permission?
It really is a simple question - a simple yes or no will suffice.
What country are they copyrighted in? Is the copyright timed out? It’s never simple.
Current works - you know the ones that 98% of the visitors to TPB are downloading.
The originating site should get a hit each time the news is viewed/discussed on FR.
They need the hits to get the adds to pay the writers. Its only fair.
My computer has no interest in downloading a torrent of Grade C rap music.