Swedish Private Torrent Site Was Run “for Fun”Added: Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Administrator of a torrent site raided by police four years ago may now be jailed – even despite the police acknowledged he ran the service largely for fun. The site operator is accused of ignoring demands to shut down SwePiracy and is currently facing damages of about $2.9 million to a range of movie studios including Disney. A private torrent site SwePiracy emerged in 2006 and was immediately branded by Swedish authorities as one of the most important locations for the illegal distribution of movies.
Back in 2009, SwePiracy went offline for a couple weeks after a torrent site crackdown in the wake of the “guilty” verdict in The Pirate Bay, but less than a month later SwePiracy reappeared online. The local anti-piracy group Rights Alliance explained that the operators of the tracker took measures to protect themselves instead of shutting down their service. Then, in 2012, Swedish authorities ran out of patience and coordinated with the Dutch peers to take action to shut down SwePiracy. However, downtime was brief and tracker later reappeared via a new host in Canada.
Today the 24-year-old tracker operator has to appear in court in Sweden as the alleged founder of the service and the person responsible for its resurrection after the raid. He faces charges of violating copyright legislation due to unlawfully sharing copyrighted movies or assisting users to do the same. According to the prosecution, the operator risks punishment ranging from fines to several years of jail time. Aside from accusation of running an online service used by tens of thousands of members, the prosecution claim that the site operator also collected around $100,000 in donations, though admitting that the main motivation was not to make money, but to have fun. However, even despite the absence of a financial motive, the police have pursued this case for over 3 years and the site itself for much longer, which proves the seriousness of their intentions.
The local anti-piracy group said at the time of the raid that it also intended to seek damages from the site “according to TPB model.” At the moment, the case centers around a sample of 73 movies with the individual being sued for almost $3m by local companies and international movie studios.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, January 8th, 2016
|That's gotta hurt. It tells me that may as well play for real not fun if penalty is same.|
That BREIN is in that area. The new censorship sounds like its got a good foothold there and scoring victory's probably gets more funding from the Masters in Hollywood.
|If you read those lame FBI warnings in front of the DVD's , it says that you will be prosecuted whether you do privacy for fun or profit. been there for a few years now.|
Dont worry. No footholds. Every year it is proclaimed that piracy is doomed and nearly dead. BUT the sites keep growing, many more quality movies are being released and much faster. Just like in the failed US war on drugs, every few years a proclamation was sent out that Drugs are almost gone . Yet the government forgot to tell the 10-15 % of the Us population and their demand that keeps up the drug trade. same with piracy , keep feeding the demand of the people that like pirated content.
|stay covered , protect your ip ,ur info ... i got a warning a while back out of the blue and that was it for me .....$&#&* speilberg katzenberg,ratzenberg and abrams :>>|
|posted by (2016-01-13 22:39:21)|
|Why don't they decentralize all torrent stuff? If they did that (somehow), it would make taking down torrents nearly impossible. And prosecutions would be significantly harder.|
I wonder if I2P can give some ideas on how to do this?
Note: with the advent of HTML5, all your hardware ID's can be gathered and you have no place on Earth you can hide.
Best to use Linux and spoof your hardware ID's by means of running a virtual machine on Linux (and if necessary, windows in it). They get all fake hardware ID's that way. Of course Linux must be the main operating system and your IP address has to be altered.
Just altering IP address does not protect you from the evil HTML5.
To find out just how bad it really is go to html5test web site....
Even Linux is not totally secure with that but much better than Windows or Mac.
Avoid google browser, slimjet browser. Use Opera browser or firefox with addons if you must.
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