Pirate Bay owners To Be Taken To Court
The intense lobby from both the IFPI and MPAA it's starting to pay up: Swedish authorities decided to take The Pirate Bay owners to court and charge them with copyright infringement.
January 29, 2008
On the other hand, the site's representatives claim that such accusations don't actually hold much water. Their stand is based on the fact that no copyrighted material exists on The Pirate Bay servers and that the site simply can't be held responsible for others uploading such content.
Furthermore, they don't forget to add that the infrastructure of the site is not exclusively-Sweden based, so even if the court manages to legally shut it down, this should not affect the entire project.
According to Betanews, The Pirate Bay owners are to be charged as “accessories to the crime of copyright infringement,” because their search engine is used to find links to copyrighted content.