Pirate Bay Lawsuit: Half Of The Charges Have Been Dropped
It's only the second day of The Pirate Bay trial and the prosecutor is already taking a huge step back: half the charges against the four men behind the torrent site have been dropped.
February 17, 2009
As it follows, Carl Lundström, Peter Sunde, Frederik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg remain charged only with “assisting making available”.
Music companies involved in the case were quick to issue a statement, claiming the downturn was actually for the good of the case:
“It’s a largely technical issue that changes nothing in terms of our compensation claims and has no bearing whatsoever on the main case against The Pirate Bay,” said Peter Danowsky, legal counsel. “In fact it simplifies the prosecutor’s case by allowing him to focus on the main issue, which is the making available of copyrighted works.”
We're still wondering just how soon will more charges be dropped. The current prosecutor seems very talented at this.