Friday, February 24, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google's Waymo Sues Uber Over Self-Driving Patents
New Razer Power Bank Will Charge Your Laptop, Smartphones
New HARMAN Infotainment System Integrates Apple CarPlay Through Wireless Connectivity
TSMC Outlines Its 5nm Road Map
Qualcomm To Offer Developers VR Headset Powered By The With Snapdragon 835
New UHS-III SD Cards Will Offer Up To 624 MBps Transfer Rates
Google AI Tools Lets You Identify Malicious Comments on Your Website's Articles
Samsung Mass Produces 10nm Exynos 9 Application Processor
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Laywers...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, April 17, 2009
Laywers to Appeal in Pirate Bay Case


A lawyer of one of the defendants in the the Pirate Bay case has filled an appeal against the guilty verdict of the Stockholm district court, which has ordered the four involved in running popular BitTorrent tracker to pay US$3.6 million in damages.

The lawyer of Carl Lundstr?m, who was found guilty in the case and was sentenced to pay $905,000 plus 1 year in prison, filed the appeal at the Stockholm district court immediately after the court announced the final verdict for the case last Friday.

According to the appeal, Lundstr?m did not know about the main crime -- yet he was still sentenced for being an accessory to crimes against copyright law. The appeal maintains that you can't be sentenced as accessory to a crime you don't know about.

The laywers of the rest three defendants are expected to follow with more appeals soon. They have until May 8 to file their appeals.

The court said that the four defendants worked as a team, were aware that copyrighted material was being shared using The Pirate Bay and that they made it easy and assisted the infringements. It categorized the infringements as 'severe'. The judge said that the users of The Pirate Bay committed the first offense by sharing files and the four assisted this.

"The court has found that by using Pirate Bay?s services there has been file-sharing of music, films and computer games to the extent the prosecutor has stated in his case," said the district court. "This file-sharing constitutes an unlawful transfer to the public of copyrighted performances."

While the court did not agree with the plaintiff?s exaggerated estimates of losses, it still set the damages at 30 million SEK ($3,620,000). This a hugely significant amount and the court has ordered that the four should pay this amount between them.

The judge also stated that the usage of BitTorrent at The Pirate Bay is illegal. Rest assured, other torrent sites hosted in Sweden will be keeping a close eye on developments.

According to the Friday's rulling, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundstr?m were sentenced to pay $905,000 on damages each and 1 year in prison.


Previous
Next
G.Skill announces new SSDs using the latest Indilink controller        All News        TMGEnc announces Plug-In For SpursEngine Technology Yielding Up To 588% Faster HD Encoding
Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4 billion     General Computing News      TMGEnc announces Plug-In For SpursEngine Technology Yielding Up To 588% Faster HD Encoding

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google, Bing Agree to Help U.K. Fight Pirate Sites
U.S. Trade Representative Calls Out Stream Ripping In Latest 'Notorious markets' Report
World's Largest Music Strem Ripping Site Faces Legal Action
MPAA Lists Piracy Sites in Around The World
U.S. Trade Office Releases Latest Notorious Markets List
Pirate Bay Back Online
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .