Prosecutors Drop Some Charges Against The Pirate Bay

Nemo - February 17, 2009 05:12PM in Copyright Infringers

The trial against torrent-tracking site The Pirate Bay got under way this week and prosecutors have reduced the charges in half  on the second day of the trial. Acknowleding that Pirate Bay's role as a torrent tracking site, prosecutors dropped the charges on copying copyrighted material. Instead, the  prosecutors have chosen to focus on the charges of complicity to make copyrighted material available. The lawyer representing the music companies says the move does not change anything as to the basic claims for compensation, but is rather a move that simplifies the case and allows prosecutors to focus more closely on the "making available" issue the plaintiffs see as central to their case.