Wednesday, June 21, 2006

America versus the Pirates

It seems that it was the United States embassy in Stockholm acting on the bequest of the Motion Picture Association of America that saw the Pirate Bay raided and closed down for a few days.
In what looks like a major turn in the run up to the Swedish general election in September the national television broadcaster has taken up the story.Threats of Sanctions Behind Filesharing Raid was everywhere on the news tonight here in Sweden (in between England Sweden 2-2). The entire letter in question, from John G. Malcolm (Executive Vice President of the MPAA and source of "File sharing funds terrorism") to Dan Eliasson (Swedish Secretary of State) is available HERE (PDF).

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