The Pirate Bay To Sue Entertainment Companies For Attacks

from the could-get-interesting dept

Well, this could get interesting. Following the leak of MediaDefender's emails, the folks behind The Pirate Bay now believe they have enough evidence to sue many major entertainment firms for "infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming." Basically, there's evidence in the emails that a bunch of firms, including Universal, EMI, Sony, Paramount and others were using MediaDefender to try to mess with The Pirate Bay's system. Whether or not the lawsuit actually goes anywhere may depend on a lot of factors (including Swedish laws, which I am totally unfamiliar with). There may be some questions about how the emails in question were obtained. And, of course, the entertainment companies will likely counter that they were just trying to protect their own materials -- which could find a sympathetic ear in a courtroom. Either way it would be quite a lawsuit.

Filed Under: copyright, denial of service, p2p, sabotage
Companies: emi, fox, paramount, pirate bay, sony, ubisoft, universal


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    Mike is Stretching, 22 Sep 2007 @ 10:14am

    Link doesn't match your statement

    Mike quote,

    "The Pirate Bay now believe they have enough evidence to sue many major entertainment firms for "infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming."

    When I look at the link, all it says is the Pirate Bay reported these alleged incidents to the police. No mention of a lawsuit.

    I really doubt that a lawsuit would follow because the Pirate Bay would open itself up to discovery from all the firms mentioned in the link.

    This looks pretty much like a publicity stunt.

    Mike your analysis about the whether the emails and how they were obtained and whether they would end up admissible in court is more interesting.

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