Illicit File-Sharers Arrested By PoliceAdded: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com, police, arrest
Police has attempted some surprise attacks across Sweden on 2 February 2010 and going the same way as IFPI did. The police aimed at those individuals who are involved in sharing music tracks through Direct Connect. The declared but not proven operator of the hub is in custody and others are charged for violation of copyrighted material.
It clearly seems like Police have been forced by the music industry in Sweden with the help of IPRED legislation to attempt some legal actions over the individuals who are involved in illegal file-sharing.
According to Chief executive of IFPI Sweden, Lars Gustafsson, about 20 complaints have been lodged against illegal distribution of copyrighted material and from them, only five were found to be the big ones who have 9,000 and 17,000 music tracks each that makes them involved in such activity which lead the police to take legal actions against them.
Moreover, a 28 year-old man got an arrest warrant after the search and arrest mission of places like Gothenburg, Docksta, Handen and Upplands Väsby and he even agreed the crime attempted by him but refused the charges, according to prosecutor Frederick Ingblad.
And the other ones, who were charged for violation of copyrighted material, lost their equipments which were taken into custody for further investigation & two have accepted being involved according to the reports of Ingblad.
IFPI’s Lars Gustafsson told DN that “This business is still too large. There are so many new and good options there is really no reason anymore for people to steal music.”
Moreover, leader of the Swedish Party, Rick Falkvinge said, “When the police go in and take people’s private computers because they have shared music, it’s completely wrong. Record companies are running with the same argument that publishers did when libraries came into being. They warned that no one would continue to write books if it was possible to borrow them for free.”
If we compare Sweden with other countries regarding sharing through Direct Connect, then its still said to be one of the most popular countries. IFPI is getting full on chances to raid whole lot of individuals who share almost their entire collection of music at one place and the same comes up as the advantage of IFPI which stretches the violation of copyrighted material and helps them to get solid evidences.
Police have been on a search and arrest mission and we never know when it would be over. Lets see how many they take with them and how many they can bear. Fasten your seat belts, after IFPI, now Police is there to catch the illegal file-sharers.
February 3, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
|ty for the read EMUworld|
|posted by (2010-02-03 20:48:12)|
|y i read that and heard about in swedish tv still in chock|
|datz some crazy shit dude.. thanks for the read|
|Record labels suck. they r the source of their own demise. An to believe ppl buy their crapy albums.|
|posted by (2010-02-03 22:57:50)|
|For craps sake I have over a TB of music that's over 100,000 songs. I would go to prison for life.. :)|
|posted by (2010-02-03 22:58:57)|
|What i dont understand is..with all of the super hot tall Swedish babes, who has time over there for file sharing? lol|
|Thanks for the article|
|posted by (2010-02-04 01:19:08)|
|come on give me a break,i mean i cant do what ever the hell i want with the things that y buy,pay with my money,and they're gonna break in my house and take my pc away...come on down,i'll be waiting...double barrell shotty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|posted by (2010-02-04 01:21:52)|
|LETS GIVE'EM HELL............FIGHT TO THE END!PEACE TO ALL PIRATES OUTHERE,THERE'S NO STOPPING US NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|TY Good read, scary stuff but it's still a Pirate I'll be!|
|I wish they would kick my door in to take my computer. I GUARANTEE i will bust a few double 00 buckshot before they take my shit. I dont care if there going to spend taxpayers dollars looking for people that download some songs or movies thats just silly. And as a taxpayer i refuse to let them push me around like this. Price of my computer, Price of the internet i use, Price of the electricity to use the computer and all miscl crap. Then they want to take my property over a damn song or a movie that prolly wassent worth the download to begin with. UHHHH....NO!!! ET THE PLACE TO BE BABY!!! LONG LIVE SACRED PIRACY!!!!|
|posted by (2010-02-04 07:07:44)|
|Thnx for the info............|
|posted by (2010-02-04 08:36:25)|
|How about some good news!|
The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgment handed down in the Federal Court today.
The decision had the potential to impact internet users and the internet industry profoundly as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally.
But after an on-and-off eight-week trial that examined whether iiNet authorised customers to download pirated movies, Justice Dennis Cowdroy found that the ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers.
In a summary of his 200-page judgment read out in court this morning, Justice Cowdroy said the evidence established that iiNet had done no more than to provide an internet service to its users.
He found that, while iiNet had knowledge of infringements occurring and did not act to stop them, such findings did not necessitate a finding of authorisation.
He said an ISP such as iiNet provided a legitimate communication facility, which was neither intended nor designed to infringe copyright.
He said it was only by means of the application of the BitTorrent system that copyright infringements were enabled, but iiNet had no control over this system.
"iiNet is not responsible if an iiNet user uses that system to bring about copyright infringement ... the law recognises no positive obligation on any person to protect the copyright of another," Justice Cowdroy said.
|posted by (2010-02-04 08:42:58)|
|BTW- The court result I speak of was in Australia- for the first time ever, our court system got something right!|
|anybody comes and takes anything out my house without my permission, i,ll be taking thier teeth out as a deposit ,till i get my shit back,|
|muzrub, thx! that's interesting TOO!|
|posted by (2010-02-04 19:16:38)|
|I'll go down a fighting Pirate.... BRING IT ON!|
|posted by (2010-02-04 22:26:36)|
|if u buy it,it shud be ures to do with as u wish u pay money to purchase he cd not rent it its all a loada bolloks gettin nicked for a copy of brokeback mountain!lol(i know was music but the same point)|
|the question is How many file sharer will the police arrest... there's millions across the globe...|
|they wont stop it to many people do it they may aswell give up !|
|thanks buddy, it seems that the law is on the consumers side......in australia at least, while in sweden all torrent file sharers are in a panic. The judge in the australian case got it spot on in the case of isp's..."the law recognises no positive obligation on any person to protect the copyright of another," Justice Cowdroy said, this means that isp's in australia can protect customers details, and have no legal obligation to share dl habits with collection agencies, lets hope this legal viewpiont has been noted within the courts of other countries.|
My advice, download peerblock, download and backup to dvd any programs that u really rely on, and wait out the panic, cause to prosecute 850 million file sharers will take sooo much money they will just give up, we have to beware the legal actions from prosecuters and collections agencies against torrent sites though, as this seems to be the main weapon against file sharing, almost 300 sites have been shut down in the last year. Watch what u download, be carefull and use the correct sites and programs, and only download from people u know and trust, hopefully that will lesson the threat of prosecution.
Thanks Emu, Sam and Muzrub for excellent article postings, at least there are a few out there that care
|posted by (2010-02-07 02:18:15)|
|Sharing is caring .. I am I wrong ??|
|posted by (2010-02-08 04:10:25)|
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