MPAA confirms American meddling
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In yesterday's Rapport [a Swedish news cast show on one of the public access channels] segment on the razzia on Piratbyrån, it was stated that the USA had excercised political pressure on Swedish politicians, who in turn had told Swedish authorities to act on it, according to the sources of SVT [the TV channel].
This statement is partially confirmed in the press release sent out by MPAA, the American movie industry's pirate hunting organistation, yesterday. They write:
[T]he film industry has work vigorously with Swedish and U.S. government officials in Sweden to shut this illegal site down.
It appears American government officials in Sweden have been working hard to acheive these raids, which lead to the closure of political activist organisation Piratbyrån's web site.
- Is this really the way we want the Swedish democracy to work, asks Rickard Falkvinge, chairman of the Pirate party.
- Do we want to enable American government officials to decide what organisations get to express their political opinion in Sweden, and who doesn't?
The Pirate party doesn't want that.
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