In June 1994 I sold Gameland and went to India. I wasn't back until a year later. Because of this the trial was delayed, but in February 1996 court proceedings was held in the district court of Malmoe and it lasted the hole day. Bergsala had sent representatives who showed the games on TV and the prosecutor made all he could to persuade the court that he was right. He didn't succeed and the sentence came to my and all other second hand dealers behalf.
The prosecutor appealed and the case went on to the court of appeal. Trial was held in Malmoe in October 1997 and also this time the prosecutor lost the case. And this is where we stand today. The case is at the Highest court which hasn't yet come to a conclusion about what is right and wrong. So while we are awaiting their sentence, IT IS STILL LEGAL TO DEAL WITH USED TV-GAMES IN SWEDEN.
The prosecutor didn't appeal to the Highest court but it is Bergsala and maybe Brio who with the help of their lawyers have driven the case to the Highest court. Because the law has never been tried in court before there is a need of a prejudice. The Highest court will set guidelines for forthcoming controversies in Sweden. Verdict is said to be set in Autumn 1999.
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