In the Pirate Bay trial today, Roger Wallis professor and scientist in media technology gave his testimony. Because of his position as a songwriter, scientist and supporter of filesharing he could give the court unique insight of the problem.
His view is that filesharing is better for the artist since it draws profit to the artist from the labels. He based this on both scientific studies and on his perspective as an artist. His statements clearly upset the prosecutor who continued to try and denigrate him by questioning his professorship.
When the judge asked if Wallis wanted any compensation for any expenditures made, Wallis only asked if the court to could send some flowers to his wife. Which they, of course, couldn't. Because of his contribution to the trial many people on #spectrial, twitter and other blogs wanted to grant Wallis' request for flowers to his wife. Independently of each other, flowers was been ordered to his address. Within an hour a web page was created as a way to estimate how many people actually send him something. I was of course one of the people sending flowers.
The result of our efforts can be seen on this page: http://yodo.se/wallis
http://yodo.se/wallis (translated by google)