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17 Apr 2009 22:05


Tech, World: The Pirate Bay’s old server is notable enough to be in a museum

  • This is an object of contemporary society and a museum collects such items.
  • Nils Olander • Curator of Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology, on the reasoning for putting the server, confiscated in a raid by police last year, in his museum. Despite losing the Spectrial today, it appears that the creators of The Pirate Bay are well on their way to martyrdom. • source

17 Apr 2009 18:00


Tech, World: The Pirate Bay: Lose the Spectrial, gain political momentum

  • 3,000 new Swedish Pirate Party members today source

17 Apr 2009 08:56


Tech, World: The punishment that The Pirate Bay faces, post-spectrial

  • one
    of prison time for each of the defendants – Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström
  • $3.6 million size of the fine the defendants will have to pay, split among the group; they remain defiant and won’t pay source

17 Apr 2009 08:51


Tech, World: The Pirate Bay lost their spectrial, but they’re not ready to give up

  • We see this as a film. This is the first set-back for the heroes. … In the end we know that the good guys will win, as in all movies.
  • Peter Sunde • One of the defendants in the spectrial in Sweden. A guilty verdict was brought down today, but there still seems to be plenty of swagger in the steps of The Pirate Bay’s owners, who plan to appeal. The site is still up, by the way. • source

30 Mar 2009 10:50


Tech: The Pirate Bay makes stealing copyrighted stuff even easier!

  • Facebook + Torrents = Lawsuit waiting to happen. Not that you couldn’t search for stuff on The Pirate Bay easily before, but the Swedish dudes who like tweaking authority have made it even easier, by allowing you to share torrent links on your Facebook profile. If you click the link in Facebook, you download the torrent directly. If only buying software was this easy. source

03 Mar 2009 10:36


Tech, World: The Pirate Bay spectrial in Sweden nears its end

  • You’ve given us good memories, guys. Between the scenes, the partying and the defense of what you’re doing, you have proven that, yes, copyright trials can be entertaining. And no matter what happens next, we’ll remember this spectrial as the most special couple of weeks our our lives. Good luck, guys. We hope you get a torrent of love. source

21 Feb 2009 16:58


Tech, World: Those Pirate Bay defendants sure know how to party!

We somehow feel less awesome after seeing this photo. They raised the bar again. source

20 Feb 2009 15:04


Tech, World: Pirate Bay dude: I had to get AFK to get on the stand

  • We do not use that expression. Everything is in real life. We use AFK—Away From Keyboard.
  • Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi • When asked by the prosecution during the Pirate Bay spectrial about when he met someone IRL. How often does this happen in a courtroom? It should happen more often, and totally straight-faced, too. • source

20 Feb 2009 14:58


Tech, World: 80% legal? This Pirate Bay spectrial claim is a head-scratcher

  • He did a survey, seriously Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, a spokesman for the torrent tracker, took the stand today at their Swedish copyright infringement trial, and said that a survey of 1,000 torrent links on the site showed that 70-80% of all torrents were legal. Furthermore, YouTube, he claimed, had more pirated material than The Pirate Bay, despite the name of his site being, well, “The Pirate Bay.”
  • Fitting nicely with claims The “spectrial,” still the most entertaining thing happening in the world right now, has up to this point favored The Pirate Bay, but who knows if this claim will change anything. It does play nicely into the defense’s claims that the Web site is a tool with tons of legal uses. Give ’em credit; they’re already more clever than Shawn “Napster” Fanning ever was. source

17 Feb 2009 23:49


Tech, World: Things are looking up for The Pirate Bay in their spectrial

  • This is a sensation. It is very rare to win half the target in just one and a half days and it is clear that the prosecutor took strong note of what we said yesterday.
  • Per E Samuelson • Defense lawyer in The Pirate Bay’s trial in Sweden. The Torrent tracker now only faces charges of “assisting making available copyright infringement,” as the prosecution could not prove the torrent files were specifically tied to The Pirate Bay. • source