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[News] Pirate Bay Appeal Assigned Another Apparently-Corrupt Judge

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

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| 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?    


Spectrial 2: Pirate Bay Appeal Scheduled for November



Judge Reviewing Pirate Bay Trial Bias Is Removed for Bias

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| The judge assigned to review whether the trial judge in the Pirate Bay trial
| was biased has now been removed â for bias, of course.


Biased Pirate Bay Judge Judged by More Biased Judges

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| To determine if the verdict in the Pirate Bay case was biased, the
| connections of Judge Tomas NorstrÃm to national and international
| pro-copyright lobby groups will be reviewed by another judge. However, the
| judge that was initially appointed has already been replaced because she was
| linked to the same organizations as NorstrÃm, and her replacement is not
| exactly unbiased either.


Another Scandal Surrounds Pirate Bay Judge

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| Pirate Bay judge Tomas NorstrÃmâs objectivity has already been called into
| doubt because of his ties to national and international pro-copyright lobby
| groups. Now, one of the defense lawyers says he has uncovered another scandal
| and claims to have evidence that NorstrÃm wasnât assigned to the case
| randomly, as should be the case according to court procedure.


Pirate Party 3rd Largest Political Party in Sweden

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| Support for the Swedish Pirate Party surged following the Pirate Bay verdict
| and today it became the third largest political party in the country. When
| they are elected for the European Parliament next month, the party hopes to
| end the abuse of copyright by multi-billion dollar corporations.


Pirate Bay Verdict May Actually Lead To Pirate Party Official Joining European

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| While the entertainment industry still really seems to think that the
| disputed verdict in the Pirate Bay trial was a victory, most folks who can
| look beyond the immediate ruling have recognized what a horrific loss this
| has been for the industry. On the technology side, it's done nothing of
| importance.


Stardock CEO: Focus On Your Customers; Don't Worry About Pirates

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| You can waste an awful lot of energy and resources "fighting pirates" and
| losing, or you can focus on actually serving your customers and making money.
| Which seems more intelligent?


French film-makers and science fiction writers protest new anti-P2P law


Google Blocking Torrent Searches

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| Google is blocking searches originating from torrent sites using Google
| Custom Search to find .torrent files, according to TorrentFreak.com, a move
| the founder of the site calls âcensorship.â


Poll: Swedish pro file-sharing party gains support

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| A new poll shows a Swedish party that calls for legalizing Internet
| file-sharing could win a seat in the European Parliament in June.
| The poll published Thursday in the Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter shows
| the Pirate Party's backing has surged after a court verdict against The
| Pirate Bay file-sharing site. Four men behind The Pirate Bay were convicted
| this month of copyright violations and sentenced to a year in prison.


Swedish Pirate Party Heading for EU Parliament

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| A poll carried out by a major Swedish newspaper predicts that the Pirate
| Party will grab around 5.1% of the votes in the upcoming European Union
| elections. This means that the movement, which has gathered huge momentum due
| to the Pirate Bay âguiltyâ verdict, will get a seat in the EU Parliament.


Pirate Bay IP Addresses Assigned to Prosecution Lawyers

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| The Pirate Bay recently got a new range of IPs and to everyoneâs surprise
| they are now linked to several movie and music industry lawyers involved in
| the TPB trial. According to the Pirate Bayâs Wikipedia entry the change was
| due to a hostile takeover, but most people know better.


Rapidshare Shares Uploader Info with Rights Holders

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| In Germany, the file-hosting service Rapidshare has handed over the personal
| details of alleged copyright infringers to several major record labels. The
| information is used to pursue legal action against the Rapidshare users and
| at least one alleged uploader saw his house raided.

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