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Pirate Bay Founder Accuses Anti-P2P Group of Forgery
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:25:38 pm »

BREIN tries to prove one of the founders owns the Swedish BitTorrent tracker site, but apparently uses a fake credit report to do so.

It’s been an heated battle over the years between Dutch anti-P2P group BREIN and Swedish BitTorrent tracker site the Pirate Bay, and culminated recently with BREIN convincing a judge there that the the site’s founders must begin blocking access by Dutch citizens or face a fine of 30,000 euros ($42,906 USD) p/day.

Nevermind the fact that their court summons were delivered via Facebook and Twitter or that the founders relinquished ownership years ago.

Nonetheless they decided to challenge the Dutch access ban and prove that they neither own the site nor have the ability to even comply with the order.

An investigation conducted by Swedish govt agency Kronofogden last year at the behest of the IFPI and MPAA as part of their copyright infringement trial there determined that a company called Reservella, and not they, in fact own the Pirate Bay.

So perhaps because it realized that it could no longer go after the defendants, and thereby be liable for damages if they were found not guilty as well as on the hook for mounting legal fees, it produces a credit report it claims proves Fredrik Neij, one of the Pirate Bay’s co-founders and defendant in the case, is the the CEO and a director of Reservella.

“This was news to all of us, and we didn’t know what to say,” says Sunde in a blog post.

After examining the credit report Sunde quickly observes that there is a substantial number of errors in it, some so obvious as to make BREIN’s attempt at forgery a bit insulting.

Sunde decided to call Experian, the credit report agency that is supposed to have issued the report, and it said they had no record of the report.

“The information I got from them was simply that they couldn’t find a copy of the credit report themselves,” he says. “After a lot of going back and forth they started an investigation into the authenticity of the credit report. They have not given me final report on it, but they have been very clear in stating that they have not confirmed the report.”

Talk about being desperate for a win.

Sunde says that he now plans to file criminal charges of forgery with the Dutch police against both Tim Kuik, head of BREIN, and BREIN itself.

BREIN claims it didn’t make the false reports, but Sunde in an updated post made earlier today, points out several more details that he says proves BREIN in fact forged the data.

The most damaging is that the PDF file was created on July 30th and later modified on August 28th, just a few days before it was faxed to their Dutch lawyer. Documents produced by Experian would have to have matching creation and modification dates.

So much for BREIN’s denials.

The Pirate Bay saga is developing more twists than a corkscrew.  8)

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Re: Pirate Bay Founder Accuses Anti-P2P Group of Forgery
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:05:16 am »
As an update to this thread, you can read Brokeps comments and reasons for calling the report into question.

Seems he has some pretty strong evidence against Brien and its management, lets hope his lawyers can make it stick.

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