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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    Tor (profile), 27 May 2009 @ 2:58am


    "apparently the laws in Sweden state that a gov't minister cannot influence ongoing litigation"

    Btw. this isn't related only to ongoing litigation, but all administrative work of government agencies in individual cases. For example, the minister of justice may decide that fighting copyright infringement should be priority for the police, but he can absolutely not tell the police to do something about the Pirate Bay or any other specific site (the ministers just establish the framework). The former minister of justice has been accused of exactly that, but it never lead anywhere.

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