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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > More File-Sharers Will Face Prison Like TPB Founders

More File-Sharers Will Face Prison Like TPB Founders

More File-Sharers Will Face Prison Like TPB Founders

Added: Monday, December 13th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Henrik Rasmusson, a senior public prosecutor of Sweden, believes that in case of more file-sharing lawsuits are filed to the courts, and the cases prove to be indeed a very serious problem for the entire society (like was reasoned in the case with the Svea Court of Appeal), convicted file-sharers will more often face a jail sentence.


After Sweden’s Svea Court of Appeal having reaffirmed the previous convictions of 3 of The Pirate Bay’s co-founders for the facilitation of copyright violation, a senior public prosecutor for the country Henrik Rasmusson came to conclusion that illegal file-sharers should be convicted to jail sentences more often.

As you might remember, the appeal of the TPB’s co-owners resulted in their conviction, with the court meting out the length of jail terms for them in accordance with their level of involvement in operating the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay. For example, Fredrik Neij received a 10 month jail time, while Peter Sunde got only 8 months prison sentence, and Carl Lundström faced 4 months conviction. As for the 4th co-founder of The Pirate Bay, Gottrid Svartholm Warg, he didn’t participate in the trial because of illness. Nevertheless, his individual case will be heard later, and he will most likely face prison time like his fellows.

Rasmusson said to press that the court made a huge step in the issue of illegal file-sharing when reasoned that such activity had become a very serious society problem. Consequently, future sentences will undoubtedly be impacted by this precedent. His logic is clear: if there are more cases of illicit file-sharing, the Swedish courts can start reasoning in the same manner as the Svea Court of Appeal that it represents a serious problem for the entire society, which will more often cause convictions to a prison time.

Meanwhile, the co-founders of The Pirate Bay don’t feel bad for the conviction, as it was decided from the very beginning that the case will move up to the Swedish Supreme Court, where it is highly expected to wind up. However, the hearing will not be scheduled in the near future, and the file-sharers accused of copyright infringement might already feel the effect of the TPB’s case.

December 13th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, December 13th, 2010

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-12-13 17:09:52)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarthat sucks...

posted by ET loverSuperman (2010-12-13 19:06:52)
tonymengela avatarWhat I want to know is when I lend out my copy of Avatar to my mom am I in copy write violation, because that is what file sharing is, I can understand if your making copies and selling them but all file sharing in my eyes is loaning a copy to your friends and that is how it should be treated and approached by the defendents

posted by (2010-12-13 22:23:10)
uax4it avatarsound like Cuba ! Castro laws everything that comes from this soil doesn't belong to you it be longs to me......from what in hear Sweden is a mountain they would have to send a chopper up the mountain to apprehend one at a time.....buy a st benard for protection with a whiskey keg on the collar keep clear from the men in black!

posted by (2010-12-14 05:38:18)
Brynn217 avatarThe Whole issue with TPB is that the Owners are convicted without ever possessing any copyrighted material... The site, as does ET and most others, only have torrent files stored on their systems... They are being held responible for #1. Knowing which torrent files point to a copyrighted file and which ones do not.. #2. That they knowly helped by the mere existance of their site in the crime of copyright infrigement.

So where does this leave us, the community?

posted by (2010-12-14 11:37:13)
N3K avatarthanks for the read!

posted by Blocked (2010-12-15 07:58:06)
No avatarcome on google is the biggist torrent search off them off why not sue google oh wait they cant cant its always the little guy the little ppl they wanna sue not google microsoft ect pffffffffffffffffffffff

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