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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    R. Miles (profile), 8 Sep 2009 @ 5:51am

    Re: RE : Dan, # 19

    Copyright is fine, but it needs to be, say, 25 years...
    Are you freakin' insane? My goodness, why is it people like you continually think ownership over an idea is a good thing so people can profit from it.

    Personally, if copyright is to remain, I prefer the system in which people had to file for one and continually repay the fee to renew it.

    Imagine our surprise when the entertainment industry no longer wanted this model as it would cost them millions to renew.

    I get the gist people want their "creations" protected against those who'd simply take, alter, and sell as their own. Makes sense, but it's unnecessary. If the creation didn't make the impression by the original creators, then a copy shouldn't be the focus of the problem. I would place that on the creator for doing little to instill the creation in the first place.

    Copyright sucks in its current form. It sucks in all its forms. It's legal DRM, preventing the use of creation by limiting, or making illegal, all innovation from such creation.

    You people can't stand DRM on your media, so why the hell accept it on creation? It's hypocritical thinking no matter how you look at it.

    Abolish copyright and let's see just how well the world really works.

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