Swedish Pirate Got Tougher Sentence on AppealAdded: Monday, June 10th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.com, 2013
Back in 2012, an individual from Sweden became the first BitTorrent file-sharer in the country to be found guilty of infringing multiple films. However, upon a complaint by the prosecutor his case went to appeal, which has recently concluded with an increased fine.
Three years ago a 25-year-old man was house-sitting for a friend when early in the morning he was confronted by police officers. Those were looking for the property owner, but for some reason they decided to also search the sitter’s computer while being there. The brief investigation found uTorrent client on his PC, loaded with torrents and about 60 films (apparently, the guy had to somehow kill time while house-sitting). The individual was reported to both the prosecutor and rights owners and charges were later pressed.
Back in 2012, the case was heard. By the way, the court went reasonably gently on the defendant, handing down $920 fine. However, the prosecutor appealed, being largely displeased with this leniency. So, recently the Court of Appeal has reconsidered the case and came to a conclusion that the original sentence was really on the light side. So, the court decided to increase the original fine to $1,200. In the meanwhile, prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad agreed that the guy hadn’t infringed copyright on a commercial level.
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Monday, June 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-10 19:29:11)|
|hmm need button or app on computer to quickly remove all trace of video files, torrents and torrent clients...|
Does such a thing exist? ^^
|posted by (2013-06-10 19:49:21)|
|since i do not think they looked at the computer that intensively. just a basic over look and saw the program running. or something similar to that it would be easy enough to hide every thing on the computer out of view. simlply set in an non standard hidden folder with in a system hidden folder IE windows/inf/torrent then simply run the program as hidden service using the program svrstart or serviceEX.. you could also install the program into a hidden non standard hidden folder too to hide any that program. to delete then simply write a simple batch file and place it one your desktop the deletes the folder in question then deletes the batch file ie RD /S /Q "Full Path of Folder"|
everything would run invisible on the machine and if you want to delete simple enough to do too..
|posted by (2013-06-11 02:03:58)|
|It would be handy to be able to quickly scramble the 1 and 0s on the hard disk beyond recovery, instead of just deleting the windows icons... also the torrent clients would have to be hardcore uninstalled|
This would be an OSHI delete everything program, or just scramble anything incriminating beyond being incriminating... if the file is intact and on your hard disk some mofo will find it hidden file or not ?
I've never had a non standard hidden system file lol no idea how secure it would be against the Hardcore because thats whos going to be doing the hunting man, the hardest of the hardcore.
|posted by (2013-06-11 09:32:11)|
|lol hot swap your drive to a microwave|
|posted by (2013-06-11 10:23:16)|
|encrypt your hard drive with an application like truecrypt |
|Thinking of the legality of accessing the house-sitters laptop when the house was raided for the home owner and obviously the warrant for the raid would be to that effect,it does seem an infringement of his privacy for them to even attempt to access without an order the laptop or to confiscate it or examine it without the authority to do so.My HDD is Linux encrypted and passworded if they wanted into my O/S they would have to work hard to get anything and nothing would be volunteered.|
|posted by (2013-06-12 09:54:11)|
|"It would be handy to be able to quickly scramble the 1 and 0s on the hard disk beyond recovery"|
Yep. Truecrypt all the way. Or DiskCryptor. Either way you'll be covered. Just make sure your passphrase is long enough!
|posted by (2013-06-12 11:34:58)|
|@Solcis - For sure, assuming the so called "good guys" that is, the people of the law enforcement officer's company know how do do a brute force...||
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