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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".

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