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    January 2005
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    http://www.sr.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx...rtikel=2773200 (swedish)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8003799.stm

    The trial against pirate bay was ended today.
    The four men behind pirate bay was found guilty, and sentenced to 1 year prison and 30 millions (SEK) fine. (3,6 million USD)
    The judgement will be appealed.

    This trial will be used as a reference in other prosecutions


    --23/4 -09

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article4972271.ab (swedish)

    "The trial against pirate bay may need be re-done. After a perusal done by P3 News, the judge, Tomas Norstrm has been accused of having connections with movie and music industry lawyers in the trial. The judge is also a member in the Swedish Anti-pirate bureau. On top of that, he sit in the committe of Swedish association of industrial legal protection (an association that handles questions about patent)
    The judge was also working extra in stiftelsen.se, where one of his colleagues was a lawyer for film and music companies in the trial"

    Tomas himself said "I don't think I'm challengeable for being in those involvements."


    Sorry if poorly translated, couldn't find an english source.
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    Wow. That sucks.
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    Is the website still running?
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    Yeah, and I think it will stay up.
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    Website will stay as it is.
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    May 2007
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    I thought they weren't subject to US copyright laws? Or did Sweden prosecute them?
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    Im supprised they got away with it this long, isn't it a bit suicidal to go "HAI INTARNETS U CAN HAS ENTIRE CS4 FREE ON MAI TORRENT!!!111!!!" And switzeland wants to keep the IP adress of anyone who goes on it. :aaaaa:
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  8. Post #8
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    I think they would have fared better if they didnt promote themselves as an illegal pirating website. It says on their front page Download, music, movies, games, and Software! Sites like demonoid don't come under attack because they have terms and conditions and user agreements that basically say nothing is hosted by them and its the responsibility of the user to download what they should legally be downloading.

    It's their own fault for advertising the illegal content on the front page and ignoring the handfuls of emails they got to remove torrents: http://thepiratebay.org/legal

    Summary of the above URL : tons of companies that make a shit ton more than TPB would ever make asked them to take down their illegal torrents and they said "no lolol we will never tak down illegal torrents fight the oppression"
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    I think they would have fared better if they didnt promote themselves as an illegal pirating website. It says on their front page Download, music, movies, games, and Software! Sites like demonoid don't come under attack because they have terms and conditions and user agreements that basically say nothing is hosted by them and its the responsibility of the user to download what they should legally be downloading.

    It's their own fault for advertising the illegal content on the front page and ignoring the handfuls of emails they got to remove torrents: http://thepiratebay.org/legal
    Wrong, Demonoid's come under fire before at one stage the film companies were actually hiring people to DDOS it and as I recall they were sued at one stage.
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    Another brick in the wall
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    They should be proud, they are the ones who made piracy popular, mission completed.
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    Aww shit, unbelieveble.
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    I thought they weren't subject to US copyright laws? Or did Sweden prosecute them?
    Yeah I think Swedish laws gave in.
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    Summary of the above URL : tons of companies that make a shit ton more than TPB would ever make asked them to take down their illegal torrents and they said "no lolol we will never tak down illegal torrents fight the oppression"
    I think they should be proud for doing that. Instead of being a wimp and sayin "oh shit we gotta take it down".

    IMO they were only arrested because the U.S wanted the Swedish government to get them.
    And yeah the trial was held in Sweden.
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    Wrong, Demonoid's come under fire before at one stage the film companies were actually hiring people to DDOS it and as I recall they were sued at one stage.
    Yeah but they aren't in danger in being arrested or sued personally, sure their website may come under attack but not the owners.

    They also don't make sarcastic emails like this (http://static.thepiratebay.org/ea_response.txt) and think they're high and mighty because they're based in Sweden. Justice was served.

    I think they should be proud for doing that. Instead of being a wimp and sayin "oh shit we gotta take it down".

    IMO they were only arrested because the U.S wanted the Swedish government to get them.
    And yeah the trial was held in Sweden.
    Honestly, I wouldn't be proud if it led to my arrest and a 3.6$ million dollar fine. I don't have that kind of money laying around.

    It's not just the US that wants them gone, Sweden does too. They wanted to log the ips of people who visit the site but I don't think that was ever passed.
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    Wrong, Demonoid's come under fire before at one stage the film companies were actually hiring people to DDOS it and as I recall they were sued at one stage.
    then they are wrong, as demonoid is just a host and also says so, every torrent published on the site is just a link to download something from other people.

    Besides, there is a lot of legal stuff on demonoid too.
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    Im supprised they got away with it this long, isn't it a bit suicidal to go "HAI INTARNETS U CAN HAS ENTIRE CS4 FREE ON MAI TORRENT!!!111!!!" And switzeland wants to keep the IP adress of anyone who goes on it. :aaaaa:
    Source please.

    They can suck my ass if they do this.

    @op
    Imagine that: Murderer, rapist and web hoster in one cell :what:
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    Mininova is far better anyway (for legal torrents of course)
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    I'm sad now
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    then they are wrong, as demonoid is just a host and also says so, every torrent published on the site is just a link to download something from other people.

    Besides, there is a lot of legal stuff on demonoid too.
    exactly, while the pirate bay basically says on their front page "come here for illegal games and software" demonoid knows how to keep their asses in check and out of jail
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    D:
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    :aaa:
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    Mininova is far better anyway (for legal torrents of course)
    Mininova is not a tracker smart one.
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    1 year in swedish prison? They'll be out in 1 month on good behaviour.
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    I don't think they stand a chance at appeal, either.

    Sony BMG
    Universal
    Playground Music
    Bonnier Amigo Music Group
    EMI Music Sweden
    Warner Bros. Music Sweden
    Yellow Bird Films AB
    Nordisk Film
    Henrik Danstrup
    Warner Bros. Entertainment
    MGM Pictures
    Columbia Pictures
    20th Century Fox Films
    Mars Media
    Blizzard
    Sierra
    Activision

    They're all prosecuting against them.
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    Backlash -

    http://thepiratebay.org/blog/150

    I hope their appeal is successful.
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    holy shit. 3.6million dollars. They aren't gonna pay that off any time soon...

    Bet their sarcastic letters aren't so full of themselves now...



    It kinda sucks that pirating puts developers off pc development, but it can be useful if, for example, you break the disc. I've done this a few times where I've owned the game and broken the disc, but still have the serial.
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    I <3 tpb
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    I don't get why people support them. They deserve everything they get.
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    Fuck me, if this sticks they'll be shutting down sites left and right.
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    OMG then you'll have to pay for stuff that costs money! Life isn't fair!
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    I don't get why people support them. They deserve everything they get.
    well done garry your posting is getting better every day

    why you might be ready to go to third grade

    (User was permabanned for this post ("Thanks" - garry))
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    hahaha above post permaban, nice one.
    Critics of the trial say Swedish authorities only brought the case because of pressure from the US film industry.
    I lol'd at this.:buddy:
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    caw caw motherfuckers
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    I don't get why people support them. They deserve everything they get.
    because people like to get free videogames and the "man" is trying to take down one of their only sources. They think this is an intrusion on their rights or some bullshit so they support the people that host their videogames.

    It sucks, if I were a game dev I'd go on these sites myself to see if my game was being pirated or not. It's a luxury, if you can't afford to buy it then what right do you have to get it for free?

    If you read most of the comments on their "trial" page, most of their users sound like they're 11 years old.
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    Gee garry talk about a kneejerk reaction...

    talk about anger issues

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    I say Long live pirate bay, for the sheer fact that they go against the greedy companies
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    July 2007
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    He insulted my honor i must ban
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    caw caw motherfuckers
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    Gee garry talk about a kneejerk reaction...

    talk about anger issues
    Well he is a game developer and I'm sure there are plenty of people that decided ten dollars was too much to pay for his work..

    that guy has been perma'd before, sounds like a dick to me
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    True, greedy company bastards, trying to make you pay for their products.
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