Yet another lawsuit #spectrial


I am reading in DN that the plaintiffs in the #spectrial are suing the site The Pirate Bay yet again at the Lower Court.

Below is a short summary of this article;

This time it is to shut down The Pirate Bay site. The record companies Universal, EMI, Sony och Warner are looking for the Court to issue a fine if people behind The Pirate Bay continue to make copyright material available on their site. This is also aimed the The Pirate Bay’s ISP, Black Internet AB.

In this new lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that The Pirate Bay is an ‘infringement service’ and it is possible to find several music albums that these companies own the copyright to. The plaintiffs have been able to down 476 music albums via The Pirate Bay. The plaintiff demand that the 4 men behind The Pirate Bay should ensure that it is impossible for internet users to download any of their copyrighted material on the site. They also demands that the Court should forbid the ISP Black Internet AB to provide internet service to these kind of ‘infringement service’.

The plaintiffs are asking for the Court to have the fine issued immediately before the Court gives their decision and without Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde or Black Internet AB to be given the opportunity to answer to these claims – basically this fine should start asap before this case has been heard.

The plaintiffs lawyer is Peter Danowsky.



One Response to “Yet another lawsuit #spectrial”

  1. Kevin Says:

    I always find it interesting how all of these competing media corporations only ever join forces when they have something to lose.
    I’ve used TPB as a way to help friend’s Indie bands get their music out to people. We have released a lot of our own music there, as well as using TPB for distributing opensource software while waiting for one of the universities to host our work.

    I think that TPB is a great place to share your work, and holding the website owners responsible for the content that clients/users of TPB post is like suing a TV manufacterer for manufacturing a device that “could” be used to view an illegally copied tape or dvd.