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Pirate Bay sued by FPM, FIMI

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Aug 2009 20:06 User comments (8)

Pirate Bay sued by FPM, FIMI The FIMI (Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana) and the FPM (Federation against Musical Piracy) have declared their intent to sue the founders of the torrent trackerThe Pirate Bay, seeking monetary damages of 1 million euros.
The move follows the recent lawsuit against the site by the Hollywood studios, the decision of a Netherlands court that the site must be blocked in the region, and the fact that the proposed purchase of the site by Global Gaming Factory seems to be on the brink of failure.

The lawsuit will be against the site's founders, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm.

Adds Enzo Mazza, President of FIMI, via TF (in regards to the proposed sale): “The claim is also based on the principle that by selling the site to others, the founders have confirmed that the whole illegal operation of The Pirate Bay was to make a profit and it is therefore unacceptable that someone can take the money and then escape without repairing the damage.”

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8 user comments

12.8.2009 20:16

Good luck getting your 1 million in euros, a$$h0les.

22.8.2009 21:08

they obviously don't keep up with current events, not even realizing that they did not succeed in selling TPB.

32.8.2009 21:18

They are just kicking a dead horse. No matter how much they kick it, the result will be the same.

43.8.2009 1:24

The pirate bay is still operational. kicking a dead horse not really, you see dead horses don't kick back.

53.8.2009 2:06

The Pirate Bay is wounded but it is still alive. I think it's stupid that every organization is suing them though.

Considering that, unless the verdict gets overturned somehow, the first trial's verdict basically wiped out there cash resources (if GGF's buy goes though) and sent them off to jail for a year.

The organizations won't get a dime from TPB. I guess the best they can hope for is further jail time for the admins...

63.8.2009 6:54

Why even bother? There are bigger organisations they can go after. This is just further evidence that these big coperations are just greedy, they seen someone else win money in a trail against tpb and now they want some to

73.8.2009 15:00

The industry will keep it up for as long as is necessary in the hopes of striking gold,in the meantime it's continual harassment for the TPB owners,it must ware you down

84.8.2009 20:54

What damage do they speak of? All evidence points to filesharing increases sales. I think these weeds owe TPB some money.

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