Just a quick comment from a copyright lawyer on the Pirate Bay convictions in Sweden. After gaining support from the Silicon Valley pundits, the video "search engine" aimed at making it simple to locate stolen (technically copyright infringing) movies and the like seemed to thumb its nose at the laws.
And the law fought back. The four individuals involved with Pirate Bay have been sentenced to a year in jail and fined over $3 Million.
I am sure the defendants will all appreciate the quality copyright lawyer advice which came their way from the law professors and liberal anti-intellectual property groups in Silicon Valley and San Francisco as they serve out their prison terms.