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Freedom of speech prevails - for now.
STOCKHOLM (Radsoft) -- The three men behind The Pirate Bay get a chance to say what they think of the record companies' demands for fines.
The 'big four' record companies petitioned the district court last week through Peter 'Bulldog' Danowsky that three of the men behind The Pirate Bay should pay a fine if their website is not shut down. The record companies demanded that the decision should be made by the district court without the pirates being able to comment on the issue.
They further insisted no one from The Pirate Bay be allowed to speak in public about the case until its resolution (most likely in the European court).
But the Stockholm district court denied Danowsky and the 'big four' on all counts. The Pirate Bay will have a few weeks to formulate a response. And they will be allowed to speak in public about the case.
Danowsky also gets one week to submit an appeal to this decision.
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