The Pirate Bay Issue - English Translation

Thursday, June 01, 2006

MPAA confirms American meddling

News article from the Pirate party, about involvation of MPAA and American government officials.

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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 PiratbyrÄn, 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 PiratbyrÄn'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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2 Comments:

  • Sweden seems to be just anothter state of America. I am so very tired of Americans trying to run the world. More needs to be written about this. The gutless swedish government needs to be embarrased about their cowardly behaviour!

    By Blogger piratebayfan, at 4:13 PM  

  • I am so tired of Americans trying to intefer in other countries matters. If its not oil they are after its a few lost dollars from movies.
    There government should be more concerned with the problems they face as a nation. The homeless for one, their health system etc.

    As for the Swedish government, it needs to be publically stoned for its behaviour and for acting as nothing more than a henchman for the American government, get a back bone sweden!!!

    By Blogger piratebayfan, at 4:18 PM  

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