Music on-line expert Daniel Johansson of the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology says he is not surprised over the court ruling.
The appeals court has ruled that the Pirate Bay has facilitated illegal file sharing, and that it has been proven that the three men have been involved in this operation.
The sum of damages they must pay has been increased to US$ 6.5 million, that´'s two million dollars more than the original sum.
Ludvig Werner, head of the record industry association Ifpi, has welcomed the outcome. He tells the TT news agency that he hopes other sites like the Pirate Bay will be affected by the verdict. And he says that the raising of the level of the fine is a "very clear signal"
"This is totally wrong" says Peter Sunde to news agency TT. "This is just a complete and utter waste." Sunde adds that he and the other defendants had expected to be cleared by the appeal court.
Monique Wadsted, lawyer for the US film companies, is pleased with the result, and that the damages have been significantly increased. "In two years this kind of piracy will be finished. After this kind of verdict, and when all the trail blazers have become older and settled down, there won't be piracy on this scale any more."