Pirate Bay Appeal To Be Heard By Judge Tied To Copyright Group As Well

from the well,-that-seems-fair... dept

As The Pirate Bay gears up for the appeal of its trial in Sweden, it's worth noting that the judge chosen to hear the trial happens to be the same one who was removed from reviewing the fairness of the original trial because she happens to belong to the same pro-stronger copyright group as the original judge. How is that fair?
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Filed Under: bias, copyright, sweden, trial
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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Sep 2009 @ 2:31am

    RE : Dan, # 19

    Same guy who wrote 17 here. I suppose I should have been more specific. I think that as the "Napster" generation grows up, and takes positions of leadership in Business, and Government, we will see a shift in Copyright laws. When you have a generation growing up that believes that information should be easily accessible, and available for people to create with, and build upon, rather than being locked away, then change will come. I AM NOT opposed to the idea of ownership of your creations, but I think that 95 YEARS is grossly excessive. The original purpose of Copyright is to encourage creativity, and expand culture. How is that accomplished if someone can live on one creation "forever" (see : Disney, Mickey Mouse), and lock it up behind excessive laws? Copyright is fine, but it needs to be, say, 25 years, which would be enough time to create something, profit from it, and then allow the public domain to grow, so that others can create and innovate with it. Change WILL come, it is just a mater of time.

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