Posted on Tuesday, Apr 03 2007 @ 06:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Ombudsmen of Justice (JO) has finished the investigation of the raid against Pirate Bay where close to 200 servers were confiscated by the police, only a fraction were in fact Pirate Bay's servers. The JO has now come to the conclusion that the police was right to do so, even though it was stupid. (Not his exact words, but it was implied.) He also came to the conclusion that even though the MPA, IFPI and USA tried to push the Swedish Secretary of State and Minister of Justice into influencing the police and prosecutor to action against the Pirate Bay, they did not respond well to the lobbying.
The report that have been published clearly states that IFPI, MPA and the American embassy had contacted the current Minister of Justice Thomas Bodström and the Secretary of State Dan Eliasson in an attempt to make them force the police into action. Although, JO has come to the conclusion that none of the two have done anything to wrong nor have they tried to influence the police or prosecutor.
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