Four men in the dock

Published: Monday 30 November -0001

Down to Earth One of most high-profile trials over copyright infringement in years is on in Sweden. Four men behind The Pirate Bay website--which enables people to find others willing to share audio, video, games and other files with them--are in the dock to answer the charge that they assisted copyright infringement.

The film and music industries claim the defendants profited from the transaction, a charge they deny. The defendants include three of the website's founders: Fredik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi. Also charged is one of the site's donors, Swedish dotcom millionaire Carl Lundstrm.

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