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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Copyright holders lose IPRED case
« on: October 14, 2009, 03:18:27 pm »

A landmark Swedish file sharing ruling that forced ISP ePhone to reveal a net user’s identity to five publishers has been overturned.

Sweden’s new Ipred law gives copyright holders the ability to demand ISPs reveal details of users who share files.

“The case, which ePhone initially lost in June in Solna District Court, is significant because it is the first to go to trial since the passage of a law designed to crack down on internet piracy in Sweden,” says The Local, continuing:

“The law, which is based on the EU’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED), came into force on April 1st and says that internet providers can be forced by a court order to provide data about customers targeted in copyright infringement investigations.”

Says Stockholm News

It was in June that the District Court of Solna ruled that the ISP Ephone should hand over information to five book publishers about who was behind a server where 27 audio books is said to be available for illegal downloading.

But the sentence was appealed to the High Court, who do not consider the evidence to prove any copyright infringement, in accordance with the law, since the data was not available to the general public. This since the data on the server was protected by a login-process. As there is no evidence about how many people that made use of the login, the High Court thereby finds no probable cause of copyright infringement.

An interesting turn of events.  8)

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Re: Copyright holders lose IPRED case
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 06:39:52 am »
I have 27 books on my shelf, does that make me an illegal library? lol

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