Pirate Bay Appeals Trial Ready to Start After Long Delay
The Pirate Bay copyright-infringement appeals trial will start on Tuesday, after being delayed for about a year due to allegations of bias directed at the two judges who will hear the case.
In April 2009, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Lundstr
The court has scheduled nine days for the appeals trial, the first on Sept. 28 and the last on Oct. 15. In Sweden, defendants in criminal cases who are sentenced to more than a fine can appeal a District Court decision for any reason, Ihrfelt said in an interview.
Public interest in the trial has cooled since the first trial so the court can focus more on judicial principles, according to Ihrfelt, who said she is looking forward to hearing the case after the long delay.
Both the prosecution and the defense said they are confident of victory. The job of the Court of Appeals is to ensure that the legal basis of District Court verdicts is sound, noted prosecutor H
But Jonas Nilsson, who defends Neij, has attacked the earlier verdict: "My client denies he has committed a crime, and we mean that what Pirate Bay does is legal," he told Svenska Dagbladet.
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