Defence lawyers for the three founders and a financier of Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay warned on Friday of the consequences for popular websites like Facebook and Twitter if their clients’ guilty verdict isn’t overturned.
Neij’s lawyer Jonas Nilsson insisted Friday that if the appeals court confirmed the guilty verdict for his client it could potentially threaten the basis for the entire Internet.
“A guilty verdict for Fredrik would imply a threat to other search services on the Internet, like Facebook and Twitter,” Nilsson said at the hearing, which was broadcast live by Swedish public radio.
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Is this the tech law equivalent of a domino defense? I hope the defense attorney had some other defense beside this one, as I have to admit, it wouldn’t convince me.