Peter "Brokep" Sunde, railroaded into Swedish prison by Big Content

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46 Responses to “Peter "Brokep" Sunde, railroaded into Swedish prison by Big Content”

  1. abstract_reg says:

    So what is the next step? Suing? They have all the money they can raise from us. I will gladly put a few euro’s towards paying for a lawsuit.
    I hope that the Swedish system isn’t so corrupted that it isn’t possible to get this looked at.

  2. Dave Lloyd says:

    If they can corrupt the Swedish justice system what hope is there for the rest of us?

    • Oh, it’s not that difficult to corrupt power in Sweden. For the matter of fact, prime minister Carl Bildt got himself very lucrative oil business deals in war torn countries, is accused for war crimes in Ethiopia and Sudan,  was chatting with Milosevic during the Srebrenica genocide, gave international money to warlord Arkan for election campaign in Bosnia. And thats only the prime minister. Swedish telecom company helped central Asian dictators to spy on their citizens. Together with former Yugoslavia, Sweden supplied Sadam Hussein with modern weapons during the sanctions of the first Gulf war. All that while being a secret member of NATO. And they were in a good  part partner of Hitler in WWII. Phew, I am getting mad!

      • Paul Renault says:

        How Teliasonera Sells to Dictatorships, by STV’s Uppdrag Granskning (“Mandate review”).

        Take an hour out of your life and watch it.
        http://vimeo.com/41248885

      • Sweden was on my list of places to flee. Politicians (and information id previously not known) keep ruining my plans!

        First Canada, now Sweden.

        • Maybe Norway or Iceland?

          • They’re both on the list, but tbh the weather puts me off. I want the politics of the Netherlands with the climate of Thailand, know anywhere?:)

          • Martijn says:

            The only real downside to Iceland and Norway is that they hunt whales. But if enough people flee there, perhaps we can vote the whaling to stop.

            And NathanHornby, do you really want the politics of the Netherlands? All soured by an anti-immigration populist pissing all over everything and everybody, dominating the political discussion, while ruling right-wing parties prey on fear and undermine everything the country had build up over the past 60 years?

            Dutch politics is quite okay 11 years ago, but has gone rapidly downhill since then. (Still better than US or UK, though.)

          • its not about the big politics – best places are 3 world countries were you can buy your freedom for cheap … like Colombia  

          • teapot says:

            In Australia we are the unfortunate political lap dogs of the US, but at least our legal system (so far) seems to be robust enough to still give a big FUCK YOU to American demands. That, plus our country welcomes any Brit with open arms. 

            If only our refugee policy could be a little more humanitarian and less “dem imgants gonna taek mah job!” (being said by some scumbag redneck who has been on welfare for the last 10 years). Pity our politicians are putting Assange through the wringer though.

            NVLDR;
            Everywhere sucks in its own special way.

        • Paul Renault says:

           “to flee” or “to feel to”?

          • Good spot, I did infact mean ‘flee to’. It would be rather odd to have a list of places to flee from, my life isn’t quite that exciting I’m afraid.

        • John Thomas says:

          As long as you are not planning on setting up a torrent tracker or leaking classified documents and emails then I think you’ll have a pretty normal life in Sweden (or England too)  ;-).

          • Don’t get me wrong, my life here in the UK is pretty good by any standard, and it’s the politics more than the justice system, the justice system is broken everywhere.

          • Dennis Smith says:

            In the UK? Really? What pipe you smoking? The UK Gov are in bed with the US and in turn with the major companies – especially the companies we don’t like.

        •  Canada is in big shit now, but it will come back.

          • tnmc says:

            Perversely, Quebec may end up being the saviour of the  Canada I grew up in and love – as opposed to this Albertan debauch in power today.

      • stephenl123 says:

        The reason Bildt was “chatting with Milosevic during the Srebrenica genocide” was because he was the EU special envoy to the former Yugoslavia.  If he hadn’t been on the phone trying to stop the massacre it would have been a dereliction of duty.

      • stephenl123 says:

        The part about war crimes in Sudan was confirmed by a Canadian investigation.  He is not accused of committing the crimes directly.  The crimes were committed by Lundin Oil of which he was a board member.  Bildt defended their actions after they where caught.

      • sideunes says:

        Sweden was a willing participant in the building up of Hitlers war machine in the 1930′s Hitler got much of the raw materials from Sweden and Norway

    • nyrge says:

      Scandinavian legislative branches are generally very good, though they may be beginning to lag in keeping up with judicial science, where they used to be somewhat avant-garde.

      However, they were founded and maintained by a tight-knit elite class of university-educated professional bureaucrats with ties to the old royally appointed administrators, and so assumes a very high degree of transparency, social control and professionalism (in other words- near-incorruptability) in its officials. Once that goes out the window, as in this case, we have a serious problem.

  3. Disgusting.

    The thought of anyone like this going to prison baffles me. What’s the point? Reform? Punishment? Why ruin someone’s life over something so relatively trivial. Even if he stole a Ferrari from a showroom I’d struggle to rationalise the purpose of sending him to prison – it doesn’t fix anything, at best it keeps dangerous people off the streets, but far more often it just turns those that make mistakes in to criminals and social outcasts.

    Eugh, bad day for humanity.

    • Michael Rosefield says:

      The sort of people who think having endless meetings constitutes doing useful work are the same as those who think aggressive, arbitrary litigation is effective at protecting broken business models.

    • Dan Mcenroe says:

      The point is to make an example of someone. They don’t care if he “reforms” or not.

      • Of course thats the actual aim, but what’s the real justification? Is that it? Is that even a legal position? I hope not.

        • Kimmo says:

          Propriety’s long dead; any requirement for the appearance of it isn’t far behind… the vaguest resemblance will do these days.

          With increasing blatancy, all that really matters is how much cash you and your pals have to bash (with).

  4. Raven Amos says:

    Cory, what can we do to right this wrong? I do get tired of hearing these stories and feeling absolutely powerless to do anything about it. Are there email addresses that us happy mutants can write to? Can the Swedish Parliament do anything? Or is this poor soul doomed?

    • Matthew Stone says:

       Seconded.  Someone tell us what to do, please!  If we, the people of the world, can destroy gargantuan laws like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, then surely there must be some way we can rescue one man from prison.

      • teapot says:

        which started with an illegal raid ordered by the US trade representative, continued with an investigation led by a prosecutor who’d already accepted a job with Warner Brothers as a copyright enforcer

        ^This might be a good place to start. Don’t boycott.. Download & Share. Loudly. Proudly. Unashamedly. Go on IP litigation apologists… tell me how I’m a bastard for not supporting the creator and etc. and watch me Not. Give. One. Shit. Your guilt trip is useless on me because ‘supporting the artist’ also means ‘supporting retarded litigation’.

        No big media company is getting any of my money until this fucking joke ends. Moneyed interests are driving this perversion of human rights through corrupt government representatives… This simply means we have no chance of winning this fight using the same corrupted system – which is why taking the very profits the media companies use to litigate this crap is the best course of action.

    • Juliet Mike says:

      The obvious way to hurt the people responsible is not to buy from them. Boycott Warner, boycott Hollywood. Don’t even pirate their stuff and get to know independent artists.

  5. TheMudshark says:

    On a related note, why doesn´t Julian Assange finally step up to his court appearance in Sweden? The guy´s so paranoid. Sweden on the United States´ leading string, pshaw, as if!

    • ocker3 says:

      Cases like this are probably exactly why he’s hesitant to be taken there, and we happy mutants should send these stories to our local media so they can place the Assange story into proper context.

  6. Guest says:

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    • TheMudshark says:

      It´s all well and good as long as rabble fights rabble, but as soon as you´re up against someone with real money/power, you´re fucked.

  7. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    The Swedes were most likely threatened with massive bank account withdraws if they did not act like lackies for the Big Corporate Assholes. Money matters make people do stupid things and over look social justice. 

  8. Kimmo says:

    Sunde is the co-founder of Flattr, a company whose sole mission is seeing to it that the money fans spend on art goes directly to artists

    Well, there you go. The guy’s an upstart; he got what was coming to him.

    Why, the temerity.

  9. R_Young says:

    Wow, that whole thing is… utterly insane.  Money apparently buys everything in this world.

  10. Warren Grant says:

    I had always thought that Sweden was a paragon of democracy, a peaceful society where the citizens lived in relative harmony. Its somewhat crushing to discover that in fact, its a country that appears to be riddled with corruption and controlled by the folks at Big Media(tm) who can completely pervert the law to their own ends. Its no wonder Assange doesn’t want to be extradited to the place. 

  11. johng says:

    Free Sunde!

  12. The Sorcerer says:

    Wow but I was under the impression countries like Sweden is where true democracy lives- oh well I guess its just an illusion. 

  13. Scurra says:

    There is a fabulous interview with Clive Stafford Smith about how western legal systems have become broken here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jul/08/clive-stafford-smith-jury-system-insanity 
    (As is often observed, a prophet is without honour in his own country.  One day we will recognise him as being a genuine visionary – but it won’t be for a long time.)

  14. rocketpjs says:

    We need Mikael Blomkvist and his diminutive omnipotent sidekick to save the day.

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