Comments:Swedish court finds administrators of The Pirate Bay guilty of contributory copyright infringement

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Noes!!! The Pirate Bay are not responsible; that's the file sharer's responsibility.--Unionhawk (talk) 15:28, 17 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"accessories to copyright infringement.". That what the courts see. They don't care for the real "criminals" they just want the people that have the power to give it the people.-- 22:08, 17 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So if a librarian gives direction to someone towards an encyclopedia, then that person copies the encyclopedia, is the librarian an "accessory to copyright infringement"? 09:28, 18 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
With the book, you can read the whole thing without copying it, with online media, you have to copy it before you can read it. The librarian directed this person to the book expecting them to just read some of the information. The Pirate Bay hosts direct people to the torrents expecting them to copy it for their own use. Companies don't like this because they lose business (not like they need it), so they persecute mercilessly to make it stop. I am still wondering why they were caught now, they hadn't been before. - Nivm

So sad.[edit]

Looks like they finally got snagged on something, that haven't had any trouble with this before. Perhaps those companies made excessive bribes to finally make it happen. Oh well, hopefully this means that they will be more careful in the future so the companies can't use the law to attack them. - Nivm

Oh, it's not over yet. And with the Pirate Party now the 4th largest party in Sweden, it's possible that legal measures to protect groups like the Pirate Bay may even occur in the near future. We'll need to see what happens. I am somewhat disgusted with how the prosecution handled the case. Jade Knight (talk) 01:59, 19 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pouring Gasoline On The Fire[edit]

As a result of this case, the international media became one big advertisement for just how easy it is to torrent copyrighted material. The entire notion that this "sets an example" is foolish because nothing will have been halted as a result of this case. Google Trends shows searches for "The Pirate Bay" at an all-time high.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lost Cosmonaut (talkcontribs) 18:48, 19 April 2009

Uh, that's w:Streisand Effect. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:47, 19 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]