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The Pirate Bay - Innocent or Guilty?

Mar 04, 2009, 00:03 (2 Talkback[s])

"The defense has argued that they are not 'assisting', and dragged a giant primate into court to prove it. On the third day of the trial Carl Lundstrom's lawyer, Per E Samuelsson pointed out that the prosecution failed to prove that Lundström had been involved in any transfers of any copyrighted material. This became known as the now famous King Kong defense.

""The admins of The Pirate Bay don't initiate transfers. It's the users that do and they are physically identifiable people. They call themselves names like King Kong," Samuelsson told the court.

""According to legal procedure, the accusations must be" against an individual and there must be a close tie between the perpetrators of a crime and those who are assisting. This tie has not been shown. The prosecutor must show that Carl Lundstrom has personally interacted with the user King Kong, who may very well be found in the jungles of Cambodia," the lawyer added."

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