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While the Pirate Bay verdict was laid down on Friday, it left many people wondering what it meant for U.S.-based file sharers. We talked to Charley Brown, an intellectual property lawyer at Ballard Spahr, who says that since the case is in Sweden, obviously there's no precedent set in the US or that US lawyers could turn to. Instead, he pointed out that this case essentially mirrors what would happen if a U.S. based entity were to create the same scenario as The Pirate Bay. We'd wager, though, that if a company were to try those schennanigans in the U.S., it'd happen much sooner with the full force of the RIAA and MPAA's nastygram squad.