Musician Upset That He's Being Used In Lawsuit Against Pirate Bay

from the not-against-it-at-all dept

Earlier this year, Swedish prosecutors finally filed charges against the Pirate Bay, using some of the evidence given to them by the IFPI. Among that "evidence" was a list of Swedish musicians supposedly "hurt" by file sharing. Apparently the IFPI didn't bother to check with those musicians to see how they felt about this. One Swedish hip hop star stood up to the IFPI pointing out that he has nothing against the Pirate Bay and, in fact, is "pro-file sharing," which is even represented in his music. On top of that, the IFPI doesn't own the rights to his music. Because of this, the IFPI has now had to cut back on how much money they're claiming the Pirate Bay owes them. However, if they did that with one artist, it makes you wonder how careful the IFPI was with other musicians as well.
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Filed Under: copyright, file sharing, lawsuit, musician, sweden
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    KB, 17 Apr 2008 @ 3:47pm

    Re: i will and all ways will share

    That was arguably the least intelligible comment I've ever read on this site and there have been a few.

    I think I understand your point, not that it has anything to do with the article, but for Christ's sake man read your comment just once before you post it.

    My take is that the Artist should sue. False representation is ultimately fraud and is something that most countries have laws against! You can't just go naming arbitrary complainants in a suit just to add more weight to it! Be interesting to find out just home many artists on their list actually feel aggrieved.

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