Pirate Bay Trial Watch: The Prosecution Rests

The Pirate Bay "spectrial" is wrapping up, with the prosecution having just made its closing arguments.

The two main arguments that the prosecution made were that the folks behind The Pirate Bay were responsible for allowing piracy to happen and that they're organised and rich.

As to the first point, prosecutor Hakan Roswall said that "a person who is holding someone's coat while they assault someone else is complicit in the crime."

And the prosecution repeatedly claimed that the people behind The Pirate Bay were pulling in $US1 million per year via ads, a claim the defence has roundly denied. Peter Sunde says that the "prosecution claims 64 adspaces on TPB. But there's two to four. And they count the earned money on number of adspaces." More to the point, he says this of the prosecutor: "The old bastard's crazy." Glad they're keeping things civil!

Tomorrow, the defence makes its closing argument, and then this whole circus comes to a close. The prosecution is gunning for one year of jailtime, so we'll see what happens. [Ars Technica]

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