In their latest blog entry, the admins of The Pirate Bay speak out about the prosecutor and his public announcement that he is going to file for an extension in his case against them. According to the prosecutor, the "work of going through the servers" is still not completely done, although they were confiscated almost a year ago.
Here is the full blog entry:
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The prosecutor Hakan Roswall has publicly stated in Ny Teknik that he is going to file for an extension in the case against The Pirate Bay since the work of going through the servers is still not done.
After almost one full year the police has still not come up with any evidence against The Pirate Bay. Wasting more of the tax payers money and not returning the over 100 servers from unrelated PRQ customers is nothing but a big scandal by the Swedish authorities.
Further, he states that they are about to start going through the encrypted material on many computers.
There was no encrypted harddrives, partitions or even loop files on the servers that belong to The Pirate Bay. The encrypted data he is talking about must therefore belong to the PRQ customers.
It is our firm belief that either Hakan Roswall is using The Pirate Bay raid as a cover-up for going through other peoples data or that he is about to take a long holiday and do not want to work this summer.
There is no reason for not just copying the data from the hard drives and returning the hardware to the many organisations that need them to function - even though the government have wasted almost one year of the affected organisations time. The justice ombudsman apparantly believes that these servers are already returned, months ago, and he based his decisions partly on that false information.
If the court grants H�kan Roswall any more time extension on this case it is clearly for going through other data than The Pirate Bay's. This should not be accepted as this was not the reason for the [unnecessary] raid. Being computer experts (and the owners of the data, we know what we have on the computers) we cannot see any reason for any more time being used on this. Honestly, we would have copied the data in less than a day, but then again we are really good at copying.
The Pirate Bay is a file sharing network where users put up content to share with other users. No content is hosted on any server at The Pirate Bay besides the .torrent file which contains no copyrighted material what so ever. According to previous similar court cases this is not illegal.
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