Thursday, 23 April 2009

In Passing

How do you say “B*llsh*t!” in Swedish?


The Register:

The judge in The Pirate Bay trial has been accused of bias, after Sweden’s national radio station revealed that Thomas Norström was a member of the same pro-copyright groups as several of the main entertainment industry reps in the case.

Sveriges Radio’s P3 news programme [link in original - o.g.] claimed Norström is signed up to the Swedish Copyright Association (Svenska föreningen för upphovsrätt), which also counts Henrik Pontén, Peter Danowsky and Monique Wadsted as members. All three represented the entertainment industry in the case against BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay.

Additionally, the judge sits on the board of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (Svenska föreningen för industriellt rättsskydd), which is lobbying for tougher copyright laws.

However, Norström insisted to the radio station that his membership of the various copyright protection groups did not “constitute a conflict of interest”.
Oh really???
Unsurprisingly, one of the defendants’ lawyers in the case has disagreed...

Elsewhere:

HT:  For title, and the “elsewhere” links, to genes at DP

Posted by: Old Grouch in In Passing at 18:25:59 GMT | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 Unbelievable example of bias!

Or, example of unbelievable bias.


Posted by: Turk Turon at 04/23/09 19:30:18 (FOzZ5)

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