The never ending story of BREIN versus the common (file sharing) people, Part 4.

The court in Rotterdam last Tuesday have mainly cleared the five crew members of the websites Releases4U and ShareConnector, and there host (Mindlab) of copyright infringement, piracy on a large scale and membership of an criminal organization. The DOJ public prosecutor Mrs. A. Drogt had just two weeks ago demanded a fine of 5000 euro and 6 months conditional in jail to all defendants.

Judge Mr. van Klaveren considered the following facts NOT proved:

The never ending story of BREIN versus the common (file sharing) people, Part 3.

After the demonstration of Ithaca the defendant Mufasa had to answer the questions of the judge. Mufasa however had (as he said) not really much to do with copyright infringement, he was just taking care of the financial part of the website R4U. He was paying the bills and took care of the sponsored money which was used to pay hosting Releases4U. According to the defendant the income mostly was not enough to play even, so the crew was paying the shortcomings from there own pocket.

The never ending story of BREIN versus the common (file sharing) people, Part 2.

After Adi had finished his presentation it was (R4U) Xarenion’s turn to take the stand. The judge asked him some questions and Xarenion answered them. At some points his answers seemed very different from the answers he gave on the same questions during his interrogation at his arrest in 2004 is what the judge said. But Xarenion said he just told the detectives what they wanted to hear so he could be home as soon as possible because Christmas was just a few days ahead. The interrogation was considerably aggressive and intimidating he said. Not a very smart thing to do, but considering Xarenion was almost 16 years of age when he got busted i understand he played along with the detectives so he hopefully could be with his family for Christmas instead of in a police cell.

The never ending story of BREIN versus the common (file sharing) people, part 1.

Because i reported on my website (in Dutch) about the trial of Adi and the crew of R4U against the Dutch state. I presumed to take it from there and translate it to English so you guys can follow the case from that day on. I will be updating, writing new articles about the ongoing trial, and every now and then write about new developments in my own case, updates, news and tutorials in ED2K and P2P technology. Well lets go and spread the word and start the journey to the unknown.

The DoJ Appeal Finally Resumes

The April 14th appeal date was not met because the expert-rapport done by Dr.Ir. Pouwelse was not finished on time. Now that we have the expert-rapport, the appeal should take place tomorrow 9:30am, May 19th in The Hague.