Pirate Bay Trial Judge Corruption Scandal

April 23, 2009
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Turns out that the judge in the trial is a member of two copyright protection organizations, and is a sitting board member of one of them. Can anyone say conflict of interest?

Hopefully this gets the whole verdict thrown out and the defendants won’t have to suffer for something that wasn’t illegal under Swedish law. It’s not their fault that the entertainment industry can’t figure out how to get paid for their product, or that no one actually wants to pay for that mind numbing garbage anymore…


Norstrom [the judge] acknowledged to Swedish Radio that he was a member of The Swedish Association for Copyright, as well as a board member of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. He also said he has worked alongside Monica Wadsted, who represented the American movie industry in the trial, to solve disputes related to Internet domain names. However, he rejected that there was any conflict of interests.

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