Verdict: Pirate Bay founders found guilty

According to Aftonbadet:
And Expressen:

In the first instance, the TPB guys was found guilty.
Now, you know what standpoint i have on these things and its really
not hard to see why. Ok, maybe these guys pushed it, but really. Did they push it?

Lets make it very hypothetical.

I start a service to host text files. Text files are generally not that large
and I feel that I can host them on my private server without too much of a problem.
I create the application for upload and indexing of the text files and people
upload them. Now, I may or may not be responsible for what users post
on that server, but i am hosting them,  so that might be a crime right?

Ok, lets take the perspective of torrents then.
I create a service, that lets users upload a minimal file, that tells
others where to find stuff. Nothing but the files that are made
by the users are stored on that server. Simple? Ok, lets push it.
My users finds out that hey … if i make that minimal file tell people
where to download movie X or song Y, we can share with the world.

Now, I am pretty much not doing anything myself. Its just my users
that are giving out the copyrighted material.  Should I be held accountable
for what thousands of other people have done? If so, can I please file a case
against Fredrik Reinfeldt, Tomas Bodström and Beatrice Ask for what
stasi and the kgb has done to the citizens in their respective country please?
I can even go to those countries and file the claim if that helps.

Someone please give me a sign that stupidity isnt that spread.

Hold the phone!

Thats just it. It is what they want us to do.
Obviously the governments have gone on one hell
of a bender, and its not on booze, its on power.

And believe me its a powertrip waaaay out of proportion
and its making lucy in the sky with diamonds seem like
Lisa on the yard with marbles. Store ALL types of communication
traffic?!? What are people on about? Ok, they wont store
the ACTUAL conversations, always a small plus, I guess
but they will save who talked to whom on what occasion
and this information will be saved and readily accessible
for the police and the security police.

How about we paint a little scenario that actually MIGHT happen
seeing how things are right going right now.

Its 20 years into the future and the large political parties
that once was, has been run over by xenophobic rightwing
racist parties and they are now confident that since they
can please the masses with trinkets, they will stay in power.

Of course the left wing people will try to organize meetings
and some form or resistance, passive or otherwise. Lets face
it. There are extremist in both factions, neither one better
then the other in my opinion.

But, the rascists decides that since there is actually a LAW
that states all traffic going between persons will be saved
they will use it to do something about the whole thing.

They find someone who is a known leftwing sympathizer and
starts to trace his calls, they sort through their contacts
and sift away numbers that goes to customer services and
such, they remove the numbers for various government instances
such as social services. They also remove all numbers that goes
to “legit” companies. Whats left is investigated. Like a spider
in the web, they gain more and more names that can be put
under surveillance without those people even knowing what is
going on, and as the leaders grow more and more terrified
of their populace, they decide to take action.

Thousands of people becomes charged with Conspiration to
damage the nations interrests and its citizens.

Since the jails are already full and that sentance is
already close enough to treason, the fastest option
is to pass the sentance for treason, and revitalize
the capital punishment. Problem solved.

Now, people dont know why this happened, why their loved
ones was taken away and put down, so naturally a new
leftwing is born, to avenge their loved ones, and
the circle starts again.

This is a worst case scenario, but what our “dearest leaders”
(Yes, im using the north-korean meaning) fail to see, is that

You cant sit around and say “that can never happen” because
it can. Noone in their right mind believed that a few germans
would be guilty of genocide when they let Adolf Hitler play
into politics.

Noone belived that MILLIONS would be killed just because
a friendly looking man was set into the chairman position
in the russian communist party. And before you even think
to open your mouth about me being biased, let me tell you
where I stand.

I have no political direction. I am not leftwing, nor
am I rightwing. I vote for the party that has most stand
points that I can stand for and at the same time
has the LEAST amounts of points that I dislike.

You want to hear the sad part? The sad part is that
right now, the only party that has more standpoints
FOR then AGAINST is a minority party that I do hope
can make a difference, but sadly, still is too small
to make a major impact. Of course the example above
could be exactly the opposite factions and it would still
gall me that such a possibility has come to pass.

I might not be a great thinker like Voltaire, but really
this WILL suppress the free speech. Not by brute force but
by fear. People will fear talking openly using communications
channels that up until now has been remotely free.

There has to be a way to unseat this sitting government in
a way that has a lawful support. Demanding a new election
pherhaps? But is there anyone around here that knows how
to get that come to pass in sweden? If so, please
share so we can start a movement.

Oh, a sidenote, since all datatraffic is being monitored
once it goes abroad, I know that big brother is reading
this everytime someone reads my blog and I am pretty sure
that the text I publish are amusing at most to those that
sift through that traffic, I hope you have some happy

For those that feel that you want to know what the new
law entails, here it is, translated to english for you:

This information will be stored:
  Regarding telephony:
  Calling number
  The number that has been dialed and who the the call was routed
  Information regarding subscriber and registered user
  Date and traceable time when the communication started and ended
  the service that has been used and endingpoints.
Regarding Cellular Telephony, on top of above mentioned,
this will be stored:
  Dialers subscribing identity and phoneidentity 
  Recievers subscribing indentity and phoneidentity
  localizationinformation for the communications start and and,
  aswell as date, traceable time and localization information for
  the first activation of prepaid anonymous service
Regarding internet telephony, on top of the parts of regular
telephony this will be stored:

  Callers IP adresses
  Receivers IP adresses

Regarding message handling (such as e-mail and SMS) the
following will be stored:

  Senders and receivers message adresses
  Subscriber information and registered user
  Date and time for logon and logoff in the messaging system
  Date and traceable time for send and recieve of the message aswell
  as the type of service used and traceable time for the usage.
Regarding internet access, the following will be  stored:

  users IP-adresses
  Subscribers identity and registered user
  Date and traceable time for logon and logoff in the internet service
  Type of connection used aswell as endpoints.

Regarding services that supply capacity for transferring IP packets to gain
internet access, the following will be stored:

  Subscribers information
  Wich type of capacity that has been used aswell as traceable time for
  usage aswell as endpoints.

So….. anyone else getting KGB and STASI vibes from this?
I sure as hell do.