"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
""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."