Another Day, Another Bizarre Twist In The Pirate Bay Case

from the ain't-nothing-normal-going-on-here... dept

It seems like not a day can go by without another oddity popping up having to do with The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden. There was the labels pretending the ruling said stuff it didn't. Then there were the charges of a biased judge -- followed up by charges of bias against not one but two of the judges put in charge of figuring out if the original judge was biased. Oh, and then there was that oddity where Warner Music apparently hired the lead police investigator in the case while he was still investigating the case. The latest such news is that Sweden's Cultural Minister told a gathering of entertainment industry folks that she supported the ruling. Now, to many of us outside of Sweden, that may not seem like a huge deal, but apparently the laws in Sweden state that a gov't minister cannot influence ongoing litigation -- and these comments could be seen as an attempt to support one side of the case. It seems like the oddities around this case are not going away any time soon.

Filed Under: bias, pirate bay, sweden
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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 27 May 2009 @ 6:05am

    Re: Re: The more stuff they pull

    At least the pirate bay puts everything out there on the table. We know they hate the RIAA MPAA middle men, we all know they believe in the free distribution of ideas. We don't know where the middle men stand.

    That puts them one up in my book. That, and they are trying to let the trial follow its natural progression and not buy off judges.

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