p2pnet view P2P:- Ex-The Pirate Bay spokesman Perter Sunde says the entertainment cartel-initiated copyright trial in Sweden is a waste of time.
“While devoid of high-charged drama, the opening day of the Pirate Bay appeals court trial nevertheless included a few unexpected developments”, says The Local, continuing >>>
Tuesday’s proceedings began with some confusion when one of the four men behind the file sharing website The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg,failed to turn up.
Fellow defendant Peter Sunde was at first unable to shed much light on Svartholm Warg’s whereabouts.
“I don’t know. But the last time I heard from him he was sick in hospital, a couple of weeks ago.”
In response to a question over which country Svartholm Warg is currently located, Sunde replied: “I don’t think he would be too happy if I say, but it is in Asia.”
Shortly thereafter, however, Svartholm Warg’s attorney Ola Salomonsson provided an update on his client’s whereabouts.
“I just got a text message from his mom. It says that Gottfrid is sick and still in Cambodia. His mom is traveling there to help him,” he told the Aftonbladet newspaper.
All four were, at the behest of various Hollywood and Big Music elements, convicted in April 2009 of being accessories to copyright infringement.
This latest farce opened yesterday at the Svea Court of Appeal on Riddarholmen in Stockholm.
“Most of the day’s hearing consisted of a review the charges against the four men, as well as presenting information about the workings of the site and the associated BitTorrent technology, according to an account of the proceedings published on the website of the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper”, says The Local, continuing >>>
Sunde also kept busy updating his Twitter account throughout the proceedings, mocking chief prosecutor Claes-Håkan Rosvall’s presentation on BitTorrent technology.
“I don’t want to be unkind toward Classe Rosvall, but he can’t show a PowerPoint presentation yet thinks #spectrial# is ‘uncomplicated,’”Sunde wrote on his Twitter account, using an abbreviation for the Pirate Bay trial which came into fashion during the district court hearings.
“This is really boring”, Sunde is quoted as saying. “It’s a waste of time. It’s going to be appealed no matter what happens.”
Sunde Kolmisoppi (top), Neij (left), Warg (centre) and Lundström were ordered to pay SEK 30 million ($3.59 million) in damages after being found guilty of copyright infringement in the notorious The Pirate Bay case.
The four, who are appealing their conviction and sentence of 12 months imprisonment, live overseas; Lundström in Switzerland, Neij in Thailand, Sunde in Germany and Warg, in Cambodia.
The Local – Pirate Bay appeal ‘a waste of time’: Sunde, September 28, 2010
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