The Pirate Bay Appeal Trial ContinuedAdded: Monday, October 11th, 2010
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The defense attorney of Carl Lundstrom spent the whole morning of the day three of the trial against Swedish BitTorrent tracker website in attempts to prove that Lundstrom wasn’t liable for the activities of The Pirate Bay. Later, the afternoon was dedicated to a video interview with another defendant, Godfrey Svartholm Warg.
The third day of The Pirate Bay appeal was mainly spent with defense lawyers trying to deny ties between The Pirate Bay and a few of its co-founders.
For example, the attorney Per E Samuelson, who represented Carl Lundstrom, claimed that he only met Fredrik Neij in the fall of 2004, at a Dreamhack trade show, which was well after the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker had already been launched. 2004 was the first time when Lundstrom knew of The Pirate Bay’s existence, and he knew about it from Fredrik Neij. This finally led to a verbal agreement concluded between Neij and Rix Telecom, which offered Fred a job of an operating technician in Gothenburg. The new BitTorrent tracker was provided with free rack space at Rix Telecom, in exchange for 50% wages. However, the promise was made that the website would eventually start paying its own way after the site developed.
Thus, Samuelson argued that the oral agreement was the only one Lundstrom had ever concluded with the BitTorrent tracker site. The attorney proves his point by pointing at the earlier mentioned email revealing a contractual agreement between the Israeli businessman who was reportedly dealing with advertising on the website and other 3 co-founders, while Lundstrom’s name was not included in the list of that deal. Later, in 2006, when the tracker’s servers were moved from Rix Telecom to PRQ, it automatically ceased their business relationships to an end.
In the afternoon, the hearing resumed with an earlier video interview with another defendant, Godfrey Svartholm Warg. There he was saying that The Pirate Bay was originally funded with private money, but after the service began growing and costs increased, it was agreed that the additional expenditures would be funded from advertisement.
At the same day, the representative of the movie industry asked the defendants what they do with torrent trackers that link to kids porno, trying to argue that the co-founders should actively filter the type of material available to be accessed through their site.
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