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50% of Charges Against Pirate Bay Dropped

Feb 17, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"What has been shown in court today is that the prosecutor cannot prove that the .torrent files he is using as evidence actually used The Pirate Bay’s tracker. Many of the screenshots being used clearly state there is no connection to the tracker. Additionally, prosecutor Hakan Roswall didn't adequately explain the function of DHT which allows for so called "trackerless" torrents.

"The flaw in the evidence was pointed out by Fredrik Neij (TiAMO), who requested to comment on Roswall's explanation of how BitTorrent actually works. Fredrik said that the prosecution misunderstood the technology, and told the court that the evidence doesn't show that the Pirate Bay's trackers are used."

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