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Pirate Bay founders case thrown out by the human rights court http://ur1.ca/d207v #internet #freedom @tpb
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected an application to hear the cases of Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij, two of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay. In its decision the Court recognizes that the Swedish verdict against the pair interferes with their right to freedom of expression, but adds that this was necessary in order to protect rightsholders’ right to be protected from copyright infringement.
Last year Sweden’s Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant leave to appeal in the long-running criminal case against the founders of The Pirate Bay.
This meant that the previously determined jail sentences and fines handed out to Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström would stand.
Sunde and Neij weren’t prepared to accept this decision and the pair decided to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights (EHCR).
After almost a year the EHCR handed down its decision today, and it was not the news the Pirate Bay founders wanted to hear. The European Court refused to take on the case after concluding that the Swedish courts had already made the right decisions.
The EHCR recognizes that the Swedish verdict interferes with the right to freedom of expression, but ruled that this was necessary to protect the rights of copyright holders.
In its decision the Court also considered the fact that The Pirate Bay did not remove torrents linking to copyrighted material when they were asked to.
“The Court held that sharing, or allowing others to share files of this kind on the Internet, even copyright-protected material and for profit-making purposes, was covered by the right to ‘receive and impart information’ under Article 10 (freedom of expression),” the decision reads.
“However, the Court considered that the domestic courts had rightly balanced the competing interests at stake – i.e. the right of the applicants to receive and impart information and the necessity to protect copyright – when convicting the applicants and therefore rejected their application as manifestly ill-founded.”
So, in this case the Pirate Bay founders’ right to freedom of expression is trumped by rightsholders’ right to be protected from copyright infringement. It appears that the Court didn’t look at any of the personal circumstances regarding the involvement of the pair.
“Therefore, the Court concluded that the interference with the right to freedom of expression of Mr Neij and Mr Sunde Kolmisoppi had been necessary in a democratic society and that their application had therefore to be rejected as manifestly ill-founded,” the decision ends.
The rejection means that most legal options are exhausted for the Pirate Bay founders. However, Peter Sunde told TorrentFreak that not all doors are closed yet.
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Unity Wave III - In honor of the north pacific gathering happening with the first nations. more info soon Unity Wave Pacific Peace First Nations - Narrative
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