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Hot News of the Week: Feb. 20, 2009

Hot News of the Week: Feb. 20, 2009
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Pirate Bay stands strong

It’s been a wild week for the four guys behind the super popular BitTorrent site the Pirate Bay.

The first two days were fairly eventful, with the second day already seeing half the charges against Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström taken off the list.

Day three was fairly standard procedure, with the defense explaining that the Pirate Bay doesn’t host any of the illegal materials. Day four had the prosecutors questioning a couple of the Pirate boys, meanwhile the IFPI site was hacked by those protesting the trial.

See the links below for the recap

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    nerrawg , February 21, 2009 9:24 AM
    The law in the US and the majority of citizens actions online are at odds with each other, what we have here is very similar to the prohibition era in the 1920s folks. The only difference is that the end outcome has yet to be decided, and we will be the deciders! (not Bush lol)

    Here is a man that is willing to discuss the issues logically, check it out:
    http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9618

    It is an interview with evocative Prof. Lawrence Lessig, a lawyer, a well known professor and also the only hope we really have for less insane and greed fueled rules on copyright and intellectual/artistic property.