In a nut shell, half of the charges leveled against the site’s founders have been dropped, including the most serious and potentially damaging charge of “assisting copyright infringement” via the torrent-sharing site.
This is a huge, huge win for The Pirate Bay. They’re not entirely out of the woods yet, though. Check out these links here, here and here for more information. Who knew how big this trial would end up being?
Hopefully soon this trial will be over and WikiLeaks — the controversial Internet Age portal for documents that exposes the truth on governments, corporations and other organizations and also happens to be housed in the same building as The Pirate Bay — will be back up to full operational capacity soon.