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Key witness against The Pirate Bay was employed by plaintiff

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2008 13:52 User comments (11)

Key witness against The Pirate Bay was employed by plaintiff In a situation that should crush the credibility of the ongoing court case, it has been revealed that police officer Jim Keyzer, the "star" witness in the investigation against the The Pirate Bay was recently employed by Warner Bros, one of the companies suing the admins at TPB.
The website tpbKopit.se made the discovery yesterday after searching the officer's Facebook profile. He has since deleted his profile but the damage is done.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde (brokep) added: “He [Keyzer] confirmed that he is an employee there and we can’t see it in any other way than this being the reward for a work well done from the new employer of the police, the entertainment industry”

“This is a legal outrage. Talk about biased,”
Sunde continues. “Keyzer is in charge of the investigation. No matter the reasons to switch employer, this investigation has not been fair. We have felt that the investigation has concentrated on trying to locate something to point out as wrong with The Pirate Bay instead of determining if the activities of the site are unlawful or not.”

“This is pure, classic corruption,”
says Rickard Falkvinge leader of the Swedish pirate party. “Big companies from foreign nations trying to affect the outcome in a Swedish Court of Justice with straightforward bribes. Now the copyright lobby is showing its true face.”

The consequences of this new revelation is that the case, and the investigation, which was started nearly 2 years ago, may have to be redone, making a huge setback for Swedish investigators.

You can read more about the investigation and why it began here in our previous reports on the matter: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/9242.cfm

It should be interesting to see how this works out for those involved and we will keep you updated.

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11 user comments

121.4.2008 14:21
nobrainer
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And this is surprising that they are still using underhand tactics, if DDoS attacks, blanket lawsuits mainly targeted at college/university students, even though their continued rhetoric for passing more IP laws, is to catch "organised criminals" weren't enough to convince ppl that the MPAA was above the law........

his evidence will still be allowed as the dates and pay checks will have already have been negotiated.

boycott courporate media ppl, its the only way to change them.

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221.4.2008 15:49

Can't say I'm surprised. The music/movie industry have always used borderline criminal methods in the past.

This is one of the reasons I support TPB. They have the balls to stand up to these guys, spit in their eye and say enough is enough.

I hope TBP counter-sues their ass and take them to the cleaners.

321.4.2008 15:59

Wow, truth is stranger than fiction. LMFAO !!!

421.4.2008 22:42
tripplite
Inactive

proof that online is a dangerous place to post personal information LOL poor lad!

522.4.2008 9:42

Oh the tangled webs we weave...

And the corruption shines through. I, like many others, cannot say i'm surprised by this.

622.4.2008 18:06

Ha Ha, Bet he will think twice next time he puts his life on the net..

722.4.2008 19:19
ZooGrA
Inactive

lawl, about time, im lovin this whole Pirate bay thing,

doesnt that pig know that EVERYONE online is from Alabama and over 18 and conveniently lives in my home town?!

lolz

i hope tpb wins and makes many blogs on it...

822.4.2008 20:33
varnull
Inactive

More good news.. FINALLY this cartel have bitten off more than they can chew. I hope the courts throw the whole lot out now... because it's obvious the cartel are lying through their teeth, using criminal methods to influence law making decisions in foreign countries...

Hell.. I'm surprised the US military aren't having "exercises" close to the Swedish border.

924.4.2008 12:43

Oh good, it looks like TPB is going to be around for a long, long time now.

1025.4.2008 7:21

LOL ... does this also mean that if warner were found guilty of manipulating the legal system and paying people off would they also be taken to court on charges... technically if this was the case shouldnt tpb's case get thrown out on grounds of the possibility of corrupt and possibly tampered evidence and then if after review a new case be brought against tpb....

http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/7921_large_JimFacebook.png

How can he lead the case but be in warners employ... ?

Maybe this is just the next step in privitisation lol in the way that the police force is just now run and funded by the corps to deal with all their complaints but have to deal with 1 murder for every four copyright case's or something ...

1125.4.2008 16:28

Originally posted by plazma247:
Maybe this is just the next step in privitisation lol in the way that the police force is just now run and funded by the corps to deal with all their complaints but have to deal with 1 murder for every four copyright case's or something ...
Actually, in both Vancouver, B.C. (Canada) and San Francisco (US), there are private, corporate police, with all the powers inherent (arrest, shoot to wound/kill, etc.) to any cop. What's even scarier is that they're INSANELY well-armed. For instance, in Vancouver, most carry a "street-sweeper" (automatic 12- or 10-guage shotgun, or some other barely man-portable cannon, for "sticky moments"... >.>
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