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50% of Charges Against Pirate Bay Dropped
There has been high drama on the second day of the Pirate Bay trial. Due to serious shortcomings in the prosecution evidence, around 50% of the charges in the case are going to have to be withdrawn. The defense describes it as a ’sensation’, seeing half of the charges being dropped on the second day.
Originally posted by ken10
While there are open source programmes etc that are free to distribute, Pirate Bay have a legitimate right to exist.
The fact that some people break the law and upload copyrighted material is hardly the fault of Pirate Bay.
Originally posted by solidshot
Shows just how incompetent the Riaa & co are when they have to drop 50% of the charges after just one day
[edit on 17-2-2009 by solidshot]
Originally posted by AceOfAces
whats the point?
piratebay goes down, a week later another one pops right up...the same thing with napster...how many napster clones are there now? A bunch.
It won't matter...software, music, videos, will always be pirated...one way or another.
Originally posted by BorgHoffen
This is the fraudulent problem with these cases.
They base there case on theoretical lost revenues.
Yet 90% of the stuff they say people should have paid them for, they would not have paid for legally in the first place.
Mainly due to it being sub standard, or because the people don't possess the capital and income to pay for it.
And the company has lost nothing, has had not a physical thing stolen from it.
So there case of course is complete lies.
They should have to prove the ability to pay the said lost revenue's of every single user that downloaded it.
Of course they couldn't do that.
They try and make it the same as stealing a loaf of bread, yet they don't lose a loaf of bread.
I find that a little disrespectful to genuine victims of theft.
Its a complete con job.
Why weren't they doing this 20 years ago?
When people were copying video cassettes and records and tapes?
Its because the internet offers them massive more profits from non existent customers.
And they want the non existing customers to be there customer, by FORCE!
It is greed is why they do it.