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Investigator paid by Warner not available for Pirate Bay trial

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2009 12:53 User comments (10)

Investigator paid by Warner not available for Pirate Bay trial The trial of four men accused of being accessories to illegal file sharing for their involvement with The Pirate Bay resumed this week in Sweden. There were no dramatic developments like the prosecutor's decision to drop half the charges last week. Instead he concentrated on entertainment industry witnesses.
Perhaps the most notable witness was the one who didn't make it. Police investigator Jim Keyzer made headlines last year when a possible conflict of interest became public. Keyzer was working Warner Brothers, one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world, while investigating The Pirate Bay.

After finishing his investigation Keyzer took a leave of absence from the police department to work exclusively for Warner. He returned months later, but the prosecutor was reportedly unable to contact him to testify.

Instead of Keyzer, a lawyer who works for the IFPI testified to downloading infringing content using a Pirate Bay tracker. But when questioned by the defense he admitted to using a feature of BitTorrent that would allow him to download with no tracker whatsoever.

Referring to screenshots he took as evidence, he acknowledged that he assumed The Pirate Bay was used because the address of a tracker he found there was shown on the screen.

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10 user comments

124.2.2009 14:11

The title of the article is sort of ambiguous because I thought it meant that Warner paid off an investigator to not be available during trial.

224.2.2009 14:49

sounds like afterdawn is twisting words around O.o

324.2.2009 15:20

At first glance it kinda looks that way, but it would have to say:
Investigator paid by Warner to not be available for Pirate Bay trial

424.2.2009 15:27

A lawyer working for the IFPI testified to downloading copyrighted material where is the FINE that he should HAVE to PAY for COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT????????

524.2.2009 17:16

Originally posted by powerhack:
A lawyer working for the IFPI testified to downloading copyrighted material where is the FINE that he should HAVE to PAY for COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT????????
If a lawyer, policeman, etc. is gathering evidence they can download a file to verify that its contents are in fact illegal and not mislabeled or something legal.

They have to do this in order to prosecute someone because if they did not the person could say "But, that movie labeled "Dark Knight" you saw on my computer was really a home-made movie about my friend pretending he was a Dark Knight".

If the prosecution didn't download the movie they would lose the case due to lack of evidence.

625.2.2009 0:44

He shot himself in the foot when he admitted to not actually using the tracker... There goes that bit of 'evidence'....

725.2.2009 5:18




Maybe its because they know Jim was a bit of a plank (pictured above) and that he would just put his foot in it more and lose yet more ground for the prosecutor

827.2.2009 13:26

Originally posted by plazma247:



Maybe its because they know Jim was a bit of a plank (pictured above) and that he would just put his foot in it more and lose yet more ground for the prosecutor


A bit of a Plank??? LOL!!!


Noun
plank (plural planks)
1.A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
2.A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
3.(UK, slang) A stupid person.

92.3.2009 7:14

Avast Ye Landlubbers, check out my CARTOON about the Pirate Bay Trial
http://www.pcdisorder.com/2009/03/pirate...-before-it.html

103.3.2009 2:39

Quote:
Noun
plank (plural planks)
1.A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
2.A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
3.(UK, slang) A stupid person.
Which ever way you look at it.... fits to me.

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