Dutch anti-pirate organization BREIN is alleged to have faked a credit report in order to bolster their legal fight against the founders of The Pirate Bay. The founders have resolutely argued that they are not the ultimate owners of the site, which is registered in the name of a Seychelles business called Reservella. BREIN's apparent discovery of an Experian credit report linking Reservella to one of the founders, Fredrik Neij, seemed to have doomed their defence.
But fellow founder Peter Sunde Kolmissoppi has blogged to say the report is a fake. Experian are reportedly double-checking the authenticity of the report. If BREIN has created a phoney report and submitted it as evidence in a court case, this will show that some in big business will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Truth, justice, fairness - they can be expended with if they are an obstacle to controlling so-called 'intellectual property'. The irony here is that Experian's reputation as being a reliable source of business information is also on the line here - and one way or another somebody will now be shown to be a liar.