The Pirate Bay Issue - English Translation

Friday, June 02, 2006

Legal advisor blog

The legal advisor, Mikael Viborg, has started a blog explaining his experience with the ongoing investigation. There is a version in English, too, although I'm not sure if all the info is there.

Another important note is that SVT's [Swedish public access channel] news show Rapport has found out that the razzia was initiated on demands from the U.S. Apparantly, it went down like this: MPAA -> U.S. Government -> Swedish government. Then, the swedish government contacted the legal authorities, but had the answer that the case had already been looked into, and that it was their opinion nothing could legally be done. In spite of this, the state secretary of the minister of law ordered the police to perform these raids. I've heard that this is legal in Great Britain, but in Sweden, this is against the constitution. The government is not allowed to tell the authorities what do to in a specific case; the only way for them to step in is to change the law. This is a serious violation of Swedish law, and a severe limitation of our rights. If a foreign power is allowed to control Swedish law authorities, we need a new government, or our sovereignty is threatened.

2 Comments:

  • Digg this story to raise awareness:

    http://www.digg.com/links/The_Pirate_Bay_raid_issue:_English_coverage_blog

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:18 AM  

  • Yeah, I think they forgot about a little thing called legal consulting and advising :) I spend around 15 hours a week searching through resources like www.lammazing.com for information on how to best accomplish my web design goals, and this is so much more serious than that. Careless...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:23 AM  

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