Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pirates of the Bay Face Trial

pirate bay stockholm sweden
The ever notorious bit-torrent tracker The Pirate Bay trial begins in Stockholm, Sweden. Three years ago the police raided the Bay's headquarters and seized their servers on the grounds that the Pirate Bay helped distribute copyrighted material. The popularity of the site steadily increased from then on and there is even a political party (The Pirate Party) defending alternative copyright laws.

The accusations have been summed up in a 4,000 page paper. One particular note worth mentioning is Jim Keyzer, one of the police officers raided the peer to peer tracker three years ago is now an employee of Warner Bros.

The curious may check the Pirate Bay blog. I am sure they will give some details about the progress of the trial from time to time.


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