Norway Targeted Movie Pirate WebsiteAdded: Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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An anti-piracy group Rights Alliance has recently targeted its first Norway-based movie piracy service: police raided the administrator of the Norskfilm portal. Norway’s Norskfilm.net was one of the smaller and geographically restricted websites catering to mainly local audiences.
Rights Alliance monitored Norskfilm over the past year, although it appeared to be hosted in the US, and soon launched a criminal investigation against the service. As a result, back in February, the site’s Twitter account fell silent and soon Norskfilm itself disappeared, while Rights Alliance claimed credit for shutting down its first “notorious” movie website in Norway.
Indeed, the local police raided the home of a 20-year-old site operator and seized his computer and equipment. The man eventually confessed and was charged with copyright infringement offenses.
Over the past few years, anti-piracy groups mainly focused on pushing for fresh legislation that enabled them to monitor file-sharing networks and have Internet service providers to block websites at the subscriber level. However, they now admit that such efforts are not sufficient and call for a change of legislation.
In response, consumer privacy activists claim that no change is really needed: the example of music industry can prove that. As for December 2014, only 4% of the respondents in the poll were pirating music, compared to 70% in 2009. This drop was gained thanks to improved legal music platforms. But the movie industry failed to follow the suit and still keeps public waiting for months to be granted access to content. This is the real reason for piracy – if it is fixed, there will be no need for new laws in Norway.
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