Hollywood movie houses sue Pirate Bay operators

Jul 28, 2009
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(AP) -- A dozen Hollywood production companies have filed a new lawsuit against file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay.

Columbia Pictures, Disney Enterprises, Universal Studios and 10 others are demanding the site's operators be fined and prevented from distributing TV-series including "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" and films such as "Batman."

The has remained in operation despite guilty verdicts in a copyright trial in Sweden earlier this year against the site's operators, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij. Carl Lundstrom, who financed the site, was also convicted in that case.

All were sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay a combined 30 million kronor ($4.1 million) in damages.

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1 / 5 (3) Jul 28, 2009
This is perfect. A group is fined, sentenced to jail, and yet continues to do business.

Such are the basic precepts of the Internet: that Yuppie companies are above the law.
5 / 5 (1) Jul 29, 2009
Smells like Anarchy to me!

I mean that in a good way.
3 / 5 (2) Jul 29, 2009
Such are the basic precepts of the greedy fatsoes running massive monopolistic "industries": that the law is above the will of the people and that it should be used against the people whenever they're too slow to change it democratically.
not rated yet Jul 29, 2009
Funny how they can do nothing about Pirate Bay functioning. When it comes to how Internet works - the government laws are impotent. Technology is de-facto above the power of the law.
5 / 5 (4) Jul 29, 2009
"Technology is de-facto above the power of the law."

i'd say the law is obsolete.
not rated yet Jul 29, 2009
Yeah, donjoe0. Except the flaw in your argument is that you aren't a greedy fatso, you are greedy skinny. You belong in a world where rats steal from one another to survive.
5 / 5 (3) Jul 29, 2009
It's a much better strategy to make people want to buy your product instead of forcing them to buy it.

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