Prosecution in the Pirate Bay Trial Also Seeking An Appeal

CheeseMan42 - May 21, 2009 04:22PM in Copyright Infringers

In the ongoing saga of the Pirate Bay copyright trial, the companies and lawyers who represent them have stated that the 30 million kronor penalty wasn't strict enough. The movie and music industry would like to see the penalty be around 100 million kronor, roughly $13 million. The industries are also pushing for more charges to be brought against the Pirate Bay in addition to the steeper financial penalty. At the same time, the Pirate Bay defendants are arguing that the judge in the case was biased due to his association with copyright groups and the prosecuting attorneys. The case is currently in the appeals court for this reason.