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“There has been a perception that piracy is OK and that the music industry should just have to accept it. This verdict will change that.”

The above is a quote John Kennedy, chairman of industry body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), gave to the BBC after The Pirate Bay trial verdict this morning.

The graph below is the surge in the Swedish Pirate Party’s membership today. The 20% jump means the Pirate Party now has more members than the Swedish Green Party, and, as Pirate Party VP Christian Engström put it, could be their “ticket into the European Parliament”.

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Full story at Torrentfreak.

6 Responses to ““There has been a perception that piracy is OK and that the music industry should just have to accept it. This verdict will change that.””

  1. Digitale Notizen » Blog Archive » Schwedische Piraten gewinnen neue Mitglieder Says:

    [...] TorrentFreak zitiert Richard Falkvinge, Chef der schwedischen Piratenpartei, die nach dem heutigen Urteil im Pirate-Bay-Prozess innerhalb weniger Stunden 3000 neue Mitglieder gewonnen hat. Der Vizechef der Piraten sieht jetzt sogar einen Sitz im Europaparlament für realistisch. (via) [...]

  2. sure Says:

    We are all born free from the womb and will die free. All you have to do is hold on to the knowing of that, whatever the circumstance. Let this setback stimulate you further to the freedom sought by mass consciousness and up hold the individuals right to choose. Let no render you powerless from pretending they have the right to take that power from you. Don’t let yourself be a victim of the illusionary fears projected by others. Hold tight and do not let go.

    TPB, are an exemplary example of this and have served us well. Let us support them, with our desire, will, imagination and visualisation of a free world and the individuals right to choose. Nothing can overcome the creative forces of mass consciousness! Step up to the plate and open yourself to your right to be free.

  3. Music and film insdustries need to wake up as The Pirate Bay ‘team’ is sentenced and fined | Monster Truck Gallery & Studios Says:

    [...] politically. The Sweedish Pirate Party (yes it is actually a political party in Sweden) received a 20% surge in membership in one day after the Pirate Bay trial verdict, and as a result, now has more members than [...]

  4. Anders E Says:

    the membership number has now reached 40 000!

  5. Don’t fight pirates, copy them | RSS For Gadgets Says:

    [...] The Pirate Bay as part of their effort to move the copyright debate in a new direction, is now the third largest party in Sweden. They are now even bigger than the Green [...]

  6. keef Says:

    “This verdict will change that” (ho ho, it will not)
    We don’t ever actually own anything in my view.
    .All this consumerism and greed has left poor and left us hungrier
    Westerners gave up sharing and the caring involved, by believing the Illuminati
    doctrines: TV and Media , sport, news, all controlled
    piracy is the punk rock of 2009!

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