The Pirate Bay Spectrial ~ Day 7: Update

I just checked out the news over at Wired.com (Threat Level) and read a few more details pertaining to the events in today’s court proceedings for the Pirate Bay trial. The prosecution made a slight altercation to the charges that have been filed against the four founders of the BitTorrent site.

Here is part of the original summons:

“The Pirate Bay consists of three sub-components: an index portal in the form of a website with search functionality, a database with related directory containing the torrent files, and a tracker feature. The tracker feature creates a ‘peer-to-peer’ network of users who want to share the same file. All components are necessary for the users of the service to share files between them.”

Prosecutor Roswall has removed the last statement; “All components are necessary for the users of the service to share files between them.” It is the opinion of some legal scholars that the removal of this statement may mean that the prosecution doesn’t believe that they can make all three of the above mentioned points stick.

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