Judge In Pirate Bay Case Appears To Have Ties To The Copyright Lobby

from the ooops dept

Via Martin Thornkvist, we find out that Swedish Public radio has discovered that the judge in The Pirate Bay case apparently has some ties to the copyright lobby (that's a Google translation -- if you know Swedish, the original is here). Apparently, he's a member of a few organizations that work towards strengthening copyright laws, and even holds a board position in one of those organizations. The lawyers representing the entertainment industry also belonged to one of the pro-copyright organizations in which the judge is a member. Experts quoted in the article note that this is highly irregular, and the judge should have recused himself for conflict of interest. The judge, of course, claims that he doesn't believe he was biased at all, but others note that any hint of bias is a problem in such a legal case (let alone such a high profile one).

Filed Under: conflict of interest, copyright, copyright lobby, judge, sweden, trial
Companies: the pirate bay


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    Tron, 25 Apr 2009 @ 1:06pm

    Please, forget it! The arena is no more wether a conflict of interest or not. This horse has run toward a place very dangerous for our civilization.

    This case is not yet resolved. We The People want to know if the swedish justice and politician system is corrupted, as an advanced column to abort the awakening european conception of the truely new world. We will not be satisfied with TV's and declarations, it's enough with this trial show.

    Citizens of this era are called to apply theirs highest moral values to resolve this class of cases. Every case of the old New World Order has the same pattern: misconception and corruption by paternalist cloaked campaigns.

    Internet is the Agora they want to manage through corporations and lobbies strongly organized around a very close privated interests. Theese people along the old road to the oldest bussines are already managing Parliaments and Courts. Pirate Bay has been chosen as Hiroshima and Nagasaki to conquer the strategical Hill of Internet. A despaired act from morons and baloons.

    Sweeden is nowadays the disguised China Terminator, a very planned exemplary case for all world; what about tomorrow?. Tomorrow we may be again in a new Battle of Gettysburg. We are the disguised whites and the disguised niggers, not the pirates.

    Power to The People! Pirate Party now has much to do.

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