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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    spaceman spiff, 27 May 2009 @ 7:16am

    Tar Baby

    This situation kind of reminds me of the Uncle Remus story about the tar baby. If you touch it, you are stuck! I think that a lot of public officials in Sweden are going to find that the Pirate Bay case (and by inference, copyright issues) is their tar baby, and the backlash from the public, once woken up to the issues that truly apply, is likely to astound them.

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