As you may know by now, the charges against thepiratebay (serving you better than any corporate fat cat) were dropped on some key issues, involving distribution of copyrighted media. The charge now is on werther they are guilty of pointing to where this media is located on the interweb.
As you may or may not understand by now, the issue has hit its key point: Can the individual do what they want, say what they want, distribute what they want, point to what they want on the internet?
The movie and music corporate representatives say NO. You can not. Hence: Google is illegal. MSN is illegal. Yahoo is illegal.
The internet is illegal and should be banned, hindered and ultimately stopped from making any progress without our explicit control.
This is where the case stands.