Swedish ISP Promised to Protect Subscribers from Copyright TrollsAdded: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
Swedish ISP Bahnhof claimed it would do its best to prevent copyright owners from threatening its customers. This claim follows a recent case where a competing broadband provider was ordered to expose alleged BitTorrent pirates without any thorough evidence.
The common European practice in recent years has been to threaten file-sharers with lawsuits, if they refuse to pay a significant settlement fee. The practice originates in Germany where it turned into an industry by itself. However, copyright owners have also targeted alleged pirates all across Europe, including Sweden, where media outfit Crystalis Entertainment recently received permission from the court to identify BitTorrent users based on their IP-addresses in the case filed against ISP TeliaSonera. The broadband provider had to comply and handed over the requested details without putting up much of a fight.
In the meantime, Bahnhof noted that Crystalis Entertainment didn’t have a very strong case, and it criticized the competing for giving up too easily. Bahnhof claimed that it would not hand over any user details without urging for a proper review of the evidence. The ISP is known for being heavily focused on user privacy: a couple years ago it was one of the first to launch a free VPN after the law required it to log subscriber activities.
In other words, if copyright owners demand the same information from Bahnhof, they will have to fight this in court. The company’s CEO also gave an advice for the media companies affected by piracy to invest their time and money in offering quality content and creating attractive services like Netflix and Spotify instead of suing people.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
|It would ruin them if they just used the basic laws of the information gained from the library. There was a basic law in the US that was from the early 1800s about duplicating information for fair use. I am sure people did it all the time when they were researching things back when there was an issue wearing cotton jeans. (joking)|
|posted by (2016-04-28 09:40:39)|
|I wish more ISPs would follow suit. Almost makes me want to move to Sweden!|
|Bahnhof sounds boss! Love it.||
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