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TPB show trial concludes?

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Date: Apr 17, 2009 - 08:00 AM
The court in the Pirate Bay trial has issued a rather odd ruling - net result, a 1 year jail sentence, and a verdict guaranteed to be appealed.

The verdict comes as Europe debates stricter rules to crack down on those who share content illegally on the Internet.

Last week French legislators rejected a plan to cut off the Internet connections of people who illegally download music and films, but the government plans to resurrect the bill for another vote this month.

Opponents said the legislation would represent a Big Brother intrusion on civil liberties, while the European Parliament last month adopted a nonbinding resolution that defines Internet access as an untouchable "fundamental freedom."
And the saga continues...

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