Welcome to your Saturday evening update on the trial of the century. Today, in celebration of the end of a week’s worth of court, the Pirate Bureau threw a massive and slyly rebellious rager.
The trial has been going well for everybody’s favourite Swedish internet pirates, with the prosecution showing signs of a lack of familiarity with the techie aspects of the case, and the dismissal of the term IRL. So to mark this triumph, the Pirates threw a big ol’ party with free champagne for everybody!
Several local DJs presided over the festivities, with sneaky references to the trial’s events thrown in. Streams of the IRC channel where torrents are uploaded were projected on the walls, and the Pirates bragged that local police had voiced support for their cause. They even received awards from political youth groups.
Even though the Pirates themselves were never in much legal danger, it’s nice to see their spirits are still up. You can see more pictures from the party here. The trial starts up again on Tuesday, and we’ll report any exciting updates. [Torrent Freak]