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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Magnus Eriksson <magnus@piratbyran.org>
Date: 2009/4/17
Subject: short statement about the feelings in sweden today
To: Vladan Jeremic <jeremic.vladan@gmail.com>

Today we got the sentence in the pirate bay case. All the defendents
got 1 year in prison and a fine of 3 million euro. As everyone
understands, this is an outrageous sentence given by an incompetent
court. You could have imagined that people would be frustrated and
angry on a day like this. Frustrated with having gone through a
political trial and angry at a court that went entirely on the line of
the prosecution despite their total lack of evidence and arguments.

But this is not the atmosphere in Sweden today. Instead we have said,
in a paraphrase of Ice Cube – today was a good day. A good day to once
again get together and start building OUR communities and OUR
internet. Because it is not something we are given. There are strong
forces that want to take the internet we have learned to love away and
transform it into a soda machine that gives you entertainment if you
insert a coin. The Pirate Party got 3000 new members today, a thousand
internet projects have been started and a million declarations of love
has been floating on the internet. Because the copying is happening
between us and our machines, we are KOPIMI. Nothing can be taken away
because we build it and will continue to build harder, faster and
stronger than anyone can tear it away.

The verdict will be appealed of course and when the pirate bay finally
ends up in the supreme court in 5 years we are far ahead, pushing the
boundaries of a new horizon. Even though the word coming out of the
anti-piracy lobby today spelled victory, their faces gave away a
feeling of nothingness. Because no matter a courts decision, today was
our and your day.

So come along, for every new entity that joins KOPIMI the powr
increases. We will never run out of space.

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