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Piratebay appeal due to conflict of interest
« on: May 11, 2009, 03:02:45 am »
The judge had a conflict of interest--that's one argument that will be used in appealing the Pirate Bay verdict, an attorney of one of the defendants told CNET News on Friday.
Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij, and Carl Lundström were all found guilty last month of having assisted in making 33 copyright-protected files accessible for illegal file sharing via the Web site.The four were sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $3.6 million in damages to copyright holders.
Now all four are appealing the decision in separate cases, according to Swedish technology weekly Ny Teknik (in Swedish).
"The first thing the high court of justice Svea Hovrätt must decide is if the judge has had a conflict of interest, Peter Althin, Peter Sunde's defense attorney, said in an phone interview from Sweden.
As CNET has reported, Judge Tomas Norström, who ruled against the Pirate Bay defendants, is a member of two copyright organizations. Some allege his membership is a conflict of interest.
CNET was unable to reach Norström on Friday to comment for this story. In a previous interview with Swedish daily Dagens nyheter (in Swedish), he said the accusations were wrong and that he was only sharing his competence.
"To spread knowledge about a legal area is one thing, to promote is something different," Norström said.
But Althin said he does not accept this argument. "If you are a member of an organization whose purpose is to strengthen the copyright holders' interest together with the accusing companies in the trial, then the trust is broken, considering impartiality," Althin said.

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