“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 EngstrÃ¶m put it, could be their “ticket into the European Parliament”.
Full story at Torrentfreak.