Hacked web sites. Angry ABBA singers. Charges of media bias. Hundreds of flower bouquets for an expert who testified on behalf of the defense. The Swedish Pirate Bay trial has largely been an entertaining spectacle, especially for anyone who doesn’t speak Swedish. Both sides have been playing to the media, telling us that they’re winning and that their respective enemies are making a fool of themselves.

The truth, of course, is a little more complex. The trial has been going on for two weeks, and closing statements from both sides are due over the next few days. But don’t hold your breath for this to be over anytime soon. It could take weeks for the court to come up with a verdict, and the outcome is far less predictable than either side wants you to believe. Which is why in order to really find out what’s going on, we asked an expert. Continue reading on Newteevee.com.

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