Thursday, June 01, 2006

This is an unofficial translation of the blog that is originally posted on .

Day 2

We know that Antipiratbyråns Henrik Pontén has had a few screws loose (or should we say HDDs in the computer) before, but the question is if not todays quotation has hit the climax:

"Yes, I am happy with the fact that the police has started to work with this types of matters. At the same time, we here at Antipiratbyrån feel that the police have acted well towards the anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån, that runs the site. The Pirate Bay is more in the bottom of the chain, even if the harm the site has caused is very extensive."

Henrik Pontén 2006-06-01

According to the police report yesterdays raid is targeted at, but here Henrik Pontén says that the target is Piratbyrån, a place to think and make up plans and a forum for copyright critical matters. Should we interpretate this like when the Movie Association sees uncomfortable thoughts, then you make sure that an it-incompetent police does the clean up? What happened to the freedom of speech? And what is the purpose to confiscate servers belonging to hundreds of small buisnesses, associations and individuals, that has done nothing wrong at all? And what do the police need ThePirateBays legal representative DNA for?

There is alot of questions that needs answers. Answers that only the responsible can give. But since the police only refers to the existing investigation and can therefore not make any statements thier top chief will have to give the answers.

How much is the Freedom of speech worth in Sweden today according to Mr Bodström?


Blogger flag22 said...

10:22 AM  
Anonymous kdemetter said...

We need to start some public action , like a petition or something .

We have to fight for our right to share .

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Logan said...

If you'd like someone to proofread the entries for you I'd be more than happy to help.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous logan said...

err, email address

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you all the way Piratebay.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like the thought police

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Glark O'Cable said...

Never mind the bollocks

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetz to the PB...

Why did the old bill want your legal reps DNA? I would have thought that they would have been covered by privilige at least if they are legal representatives and can only be either part of the defence or part of the case.

Have you tried chatting with the EFF over this, bloody thought police, I hope they all get what they deserve next time they walk into a rough pub...

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The actions by the police in this matter is foolish. Its obvious that they are acting in a manner only to attack the Piratbyrån. The Pirate bay just happened to be in the crossfire.
The police officers were allowed access to the racks where the TPB servers and other servers are hosted. All servers in the racks were clearly marked as to which sites run on each. The police took down all servers in the racks, including the non-commercial site Piratbyrån, the mission of which is to defend the rights of TPB via public debate. "

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who don’t know, the Directory Name Service, or DNS for short is the mechanism by which almost all computers on the internet locate each other by name (eg and without it, the internet would be virtually unusable.

A torrent tracker provides a LINK to information in the same way as the DNS system does - it gives you the actual IP address of the web site your looking for

If a tracker is illegal because it COULD be used to obtain copyrighted material then, by definition so is the DNS service because that COULD be used to obtain copyrighted material

Let’s see the police shut that down ……

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Betel said...

The qoute was more like "anti-copyright", not "copyright violating" about Piratbyrån.

You should change it since it is a big difference.

4:23 PM  
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4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DNA is totally irrelevant in this case, especially when no one has even been accused of a crime at this stage. Insanity!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the police have over-stepped the mark.

Please tell me that the pirate bay and all involved have good legal representation.

+1 for sticking it to the man

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pirate Bay did nothing wrong. If we accuse Pirate Bay of pointing to copyrighted material, then we must accuse Google, Yahoo, and any other search engine on the net of the same crime. Imagine Pirate Bay was manufacturing guns and those guns where used by people to murder each other. Pirate Bay didn't shoot the gun, the people did. You don't see gun companies going out of business just because someone was killed by a gun. Come to America and see for yourself. I'm tired of the manipulation of law and the duel standards used by businesses. For once I would like to see some honesty and uniformity in our American laws and I'd like to see a few passed which enforce the people's constitutional rights rather busniess laws which deminish them.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have to take into consideration that the Police did not order the raid, they were ordered to do the raid by the government who in turn had been pressured by the US and MPAA.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Limewire said...

They took the servers to "punish" the datacenter and to ensure that no datacenter would want to host a torrent tracker again.


7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This raid is clearly meant as an extralegal punitive measure, not an investigative one. From the start a raid was not necessary or even especially useful for investigating TPB's activities. There's no good reason to think that TPB's servers actually hosted anything illegally, even in secret. All of the tracked content came from users and BitTorrent is more efficient than a private server anyway.

Of course, it is not only TPB and piratbyrån that are being punished, but also prq. This raid sends a message to not only Swedish ISPs, but ISPs worldwide: do the bidding of the publishing industries, or you could be next. This is why the MPAA and Antipiratbyrån are celebrating it. It's nothing to do with enforcing the law, and everything to do with asserting their fraudulent authority over communications.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from the netherlends and I hope they com to de netherlends but i tink they get atteckt olso in the netherlends ,

but wie will see !!!!!!

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Belsameth said...

Go Pirate Bay!

I'm following this case with interest and hope both you and the PRQ will kick some serious swedish ass in court :)

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had a sharing box called a computer. Lets vote and make it a sharing box, education system and local and government for ourselves, ourselves.

3:59 AM  
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