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Pirate Bay Trial Delayed Until Next Summer
« on: October 21, 2009, 09:49:26 am »

Swedish BitTorrent tracker site founders appeal charges of judge bias to country’s Supreme Court, making current timetable impossible.

It appears as though the Svea Court of Appeals won’t hear the The Pirate Bay case until next summer at the earliest being that allegations of bias against two of the judges in the case won’t be settled by the country’s Supreme Court until February of March.

“If you consider that we originally tried to hold the hearings in August and finally succeeded in getting them booked for November following a number of difficulties, and considering that the Supreme Court will likely issue a ruling in February or March, there is still a possibility that the hearings could take place just before summer,” appeals court judge Ulrika Ihrfelt told

The Pirate Bay founders are arguing that Ihrfelt as well as Court of Appeals Judge Kristina Boutz are both unfit to to hear appeals of their conviction for copyright infringement being that both have ties to the copyright industry.

“It is profoundly inappropriate that even in the court of appeals to have judges who are or have been members of organizations on the same political side as the copyright industry,” wrote defense lawyer Per E Samuelsson in a submission objecting to the case.

Charges of bias against the original judge, Judge Tomas Norstrom, based on his membership in several pro-copyright organizations that actively lobby for more stringent copyright laws, were already heard and dismissed back in June.

I still find it surprising that being associated with several of the plaintifs isn't considered as bias.  8)

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