10/12/2005

Sweden Takes First File Sharer To Court

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:39 am

A Swedish man made history yesterday as the first Swede charged with file sharing.

He is accused of having a copy of the movie Hip Hip Hora (The Ketchup Effect) which he allowed others to download. Swedish anti-piracy group Antipiratbyra(APB) tipped off the police. They contacted his ISP and used his IP number to track him down.

The case has been front page news in Sweden where some 800,000 people file share.

A verdict is expected 25 October.

Related: Secure And Anonymous File Sharing Applications

Source: The Register

 

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