Dutch Pirate Party Calls a Judge into Doubt Added: Thursday, June 10th, 2010
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Dutch Pirate Party surfaced with calling into doubt the integrity of the judge handing out a negative anti-piracy judgment. After the Party found out that the attorney defending the film studio and the judge were involved together into copyright courses, the Pirate Party is about to bring up a corruption scandal.
It was just last week when Eyeworks film studio was handed a victory in its lawsuit against FTD (a Dutch Usenet community). In the ruling, Judge Chris Hensen said that by letting the customers tell each other where a film is located on Usenet, the community was publishing the film at the same level as if it was actually hosted on the FTD’s servers.
Of course, a local anti-piracy outfit BREIN was delighted with the ruling, while some other copyright attorneys and opponents have expressed lots of criticism on the issue. The decision may become a dangerous precedent for future cases and therefore cause more censorship and control from the outfits, which would violate people’s freedoms.
Apart from criticizing the ruling itself, the question was also raised about the integrity of the judge. Right after the ruling was announced, members of the Dutch Pirate Party, preparing to the elections, hurried to point out the fact that the judge is probably not as objective as he should be. The matter is that the film studio attorney, the one who also won a well-known case for BREIN against MiniNova, has been found to organize a course for people specializing in copyright, and Judge Hensen was one of the teachers over there. This fact prompted the Dutch Pirate Party to bring up a question about the judge’s objectiveness.
The Pirate Party’s leader believes that this fact proves the reason why nowadays politicians must be just kicked from office – they simply don’t see any problem with the fact which becomes absolutely critical to the society and the justice system. He thinks that every single time this occurs the copyright lobby seems to fall to a moral rock bottom. All this is also expected to be a good reason for causing support for the Dutch Pirate Party at the coming elections, as now the Party still lacks enough support to win a seat at these elections. However, they hope that there is still a day to go for them, where the case with potentially biased judge and conspiring copyright lobbyists can be lucky enough for giving them the final push.
June 10th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
|Its sad,very sad that a judge,someone that should be an example finds himself,or he was found to be "corrupt"!! SAD!We should be able to go into a court and expect a fair decision!SAD|
Godd reading Sam,thx!1
|posted by (2010-06-14 05:22:34)|
|corrupt judges are every where cant believe||
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