Day 3 - The Pirate Bay's 'King Kong' Defense
Feb 19, 2009, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
"Sony complained in court that The Pirate Bay never remove
torrents on copyright holders request, but that they have the
ability to do so since they remove torrents that are named in a way
that doesn't reflect the material they link to. They note that The
Pirate Bay has a bad attitude to complaints and ridicules the
complainer. Sony says they have suffered many lost sales, suffered
damage to their goodwill and other damages to their market.
"Henrik Ponten from Svenska Antipiratbyran (Swedish Anti-Piracy
Bureau) said that their position is very similar to that of the
IFPI. Their claim for damages is based on what it would've cost for
The Pirate Bay to have acquired a global distribution license. This
value was doubled to account for an alleged "loss of goodwill".