Although its unlikely these guys will return to face the courts given their govts political efforts to try to change the law during the case and allowing the police officer in charge of the server site raid to work for one of the movie companies at the same time, a date has finally been set.http://www.zeropaid.com/news/88349/pirate-bay-appeal-scheduled-for-september-28th/
Four co-founders of the venerated Swedish BitTorrent tracker site learn the date of their appearance before the Svea Court of Appeals to appeal their conviction for copyright infringement.They’ve been given nine days, from Sep 28th to Oct 15th, to make their case and avoid their earlier sentence of one year in prison sentences and fines of 30m kronor ($3.3m US). However, Sunde points out that political hijinks are at play being that the trial will take place AFTER the Swedish Parliamentary elections scheduled for Sep 19th.
He wrote on Twitter:
#tpb case set to be heard AFTER Swedish election. We’re only available before the election. Who said this case is NOT political? LOL!
Justice is it seems sometimes sold along with the rights of those who expect impartial justice from their govt, a judge should not be a member of a pro copyright group and then be asked to hear a case such as this, it seems this contradiction in the expectations of justice is lost along with the Swedish folks reputation for fair play.