Back in business again #spectrial


I landed in London end of last week and it took some days before I could get some internet juice.

I tried the FON network but that was very flaky. And for some reason no coverage in the mornings. I don’t recommend it. They were happy to charge £15 for 5 day passes but there is no guarantees that you will get internet access all day.

My dear neighbor K kindly let me use her wifi until I get things sorted with BT and Bethere.

Sadly I missed the part where the experts were on the stand on The Pirate Bay #spectrial. After listening to today’s feed, I definitely want to catch up with what Professor Wallis testimony.

Today was the defense turn to making the closing arguments. I tweeted:

the difference between the defense team vs plaintiff team is huge! defense is tight, legal relevant, case law and source material #spectrial

The defense team were focused, referred to the law and even handed out source material for the Court’s reference. The lawyer who was the best in a certain area spoke for all 4. The plaintiff’s lawyers were all over the place. The one who mostly got a free ride was Monique Wadsted – in my view all she added was confusion and fried sparrows analogizes.

Yesterday she said an statement that I offended me greatly. In her closing statement she showed her irritation that The Pirate Bay had continued their service despite she and her clients had filed a report at the police. She also she pointed out that there were Court cases in other countries had been against bit torrent sites.

She implied that just because of these two actions The Pirate Bay should have stopped and how dared they defy this?
Never mind that they have not been found guilty of anything in a Swedish Court yet. The best reason I can come up with is that she is saying this because she got paid to do so. Even so, it is an awful statement and those kind of practices does not belong in a democracy.

Only Lundstrom’s lawyer broke rank and pointed the finger at Gottfrid Svartholm Varg as he (allegedly) is one responsible for The Pirate Bay site if one had to be found. It is an conflict when you have more then person as defended in trial. Each lawyer needs to look after his client. In this case, I strongly believe that if they stand *united* the stronger they are. I have mentioned this before, this is a marathon and nothing is going to get won or lost at the first trial. This is where the parties put their cards on the table.

Set the date 17 April 09 at 11am, the Court will publish their judgment.



One Response to “Back in business again #spectrial”

  1. ufa Says:

    2 things:

    “The best reason I can come up with is that she is saying this because she got paid to do so”

    it saddens me that a humam being can do anything for money. Even if this thing is bad for the majority of people. How can they sleep?

    “Only Lundstrom’s lawyer broke rank and pointed the finger at Gottfrid Svartholm Varg as he (allegedly) is one responsible for The Pirate Bay site if one had to be found”

    It’s undestandable, but I would not do this.
    Well, Lundstrom is not one of TPB crew I guess. Only a businessman that made business with them, so it’s even less chocking 🙂