Pirate Bay Trial Awaiting Verdict

jammin - March 3, 2009 03:54PM in Copyright Infringers

After a little over two weeks of evidence being presented, the prosecution changing its mind about charges and a lot of media attention in Sweden, the closing statements in the Pirate Bay trial have been delivered and now the court is awaiting a verdict. As part of their closing statement, the prosecution called for the four administrators of the site to be given a one year prison sentence for their actions. Lawyers defending the four men called for them to be acquitted and also challenged estimates the prosecution have made about how much Frederik Neij, Carl Lundstom, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Warg have made from the site. The music, film and video games industries are calling for damages and interest of 117 million kronor (around $12.5m) for losses incurred from downloads facilitated by the Pirate Bay. A judges decision is not expected for several weeks