Thugs Hurting YOUR Hobby Stand Trial

simflightlogoIt is good to see the lowlife of Pirate Bay in court once again, and this time with some serious, although fumbling, prosecution and charges. The Sweden based piracy site has been taunting authorities and commercial developers for many years, all the while making money of stolen software and openly stealing from thousands of developers and publishers, thereby severly hurting YOUR hobby. Carl Lundstom, the apparent investor, Peter Sunde, a programmer, and two of their cronies stand trial and face 2 years in prison (not nearly enough). Lets hope they DO get convicted this time around, or it will be time to start boycotting Sweden and its failed justice system! Read about it here.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 09:16

i am closing the comments on this post, enough was said, this is not a law debate site.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 07:35

My friends, one thing is certain, as long there is Internet, Piracy Will Never End! Don´t waste citizens money in this type of justice. Put killer and Child molestors behind bars. Or simply adjust the prices of a product by country, since in my case Portugal i pay the same for something as a guy in the UK ho as a minimum wage much higher than in Portugal. And please don´t talk about piracy bringing down companies since sony as an example dosen´t sell Recordable Hardware for people that wan´t copies of products that they already have, if you no… Read more »

Thursday, February 19, 2009 07:30

Ian, luckily for you, you don’t have to. And I can and will swing axes to my heart’s content. If people like those running the PB can go scotfree for so many years, then I have nothing to worry about. And Simon is the very least of my worries in this world. 😉 Jon, I meant what I said in the title. These are thieves, that’s MY story and I’ll stick to it, to heck with semantics and political correctness. I’m not a lwayer, just a tax paying citizen saying what’s on his (and many other’s!) mind. And now y’all… Read more »

Thursday, February 19, 2009 00:26

Alright, Ian. I get it. I really do, and I’m going to shut up now. But in the future, if the topic is going to be “Thugs Hurting YOUR Hobby Stand Trial?”, then please don’t try to tell me using the word “thief” in the context of a discussion with that title subjects your site to anything remotely resembling legal responsibility. You have opened the door, and now you’re saying “well, it’s open, but only part way and noting bigger than my own opinion can get through.”

Thursday, February 19, 2009 00:08

Frankly, I don’t give a damn, that station has passed some time ago 😉