Swedish Police is Concerned About IPREDAdded: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
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Swedish police states that the last year introduction of rough anti-piracy laws seems to have the unpremeditated consequences. Exactly it made it harder to find the real criminals working online.
The Swedish Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED) was introduced a year ago. It was aimed at enabling the copyrights owners to request ISPs to disclose personal information about users alleged of infringement. But a creep hole found in the system has started being exploited by Swedish Internet Service Providers. This has turned the law almost worthless. Moreover, it even made chasing of various online criminals considerably more difficult along the way.
The Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive was intended to be used to force ISPs to pass the users’ information over to copyright owners. The problem is nobody can find any law on the books that can really force internet providers to track that information in the first place. One very vocal opponent of such legislation, ISP Bahnhof, just stopped keeping the list of which IP-addresses were granted to which users. That’s what you can call ‘to circumvent the law”, which usually happens to copyright legislation. Soon many other providers followed the same way, shrugging their shoulders in response to the rights holders’ demands. All this led to the law having become simply worthless for the reason that the information the legislation targets just no longer exists.
That would be quite OK with the police if they didn’t get an extra chance to pursuit illegal file-sharers. But that was not the only result of the issue. Anders Ahlqvist, a National IT Crime Unit Chief, believes that a more serious problem coming is that because of the data stops to be stored, the police find it a lot more difficult to catch people having committed serious crimes in the Internet. He has explained a major concern with the example of the situation where minors were exploited for sexual purposes online but the police had no chance to catch the perpetrators for the same reason as file-sharers – logging data was missing.
As you can see, the Swedish government has the only way back to normal things: rather than modifying the Directive, they are more likely to pass another law related to data retention, which would legally require ISPs to keep customer information.
May 22nd, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-05-22 13:48:51)|
|Nice read SaM. thnx|
|Goes to show you ISP's aren't stupid. Also they are not circumventing the law; they just decided not to keep logs..|
Now to catch "real" crooks has to be real time while they are online. The technology isn't here yet that can do that.
What happened is Swedish Law was perverted by certain private interests - the movie and audio industry. Law(s) enacted by their lapdog politicians and making private information furnished to NON LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES... Mainly for civil not criminal matters..
They saying here is you can not have your cake and eat it too - they tried and it did not work.
|lets see the REAL crooks, they sit behind huge desks and think they run the country :D.|
Dont need there IP addresses, everyone knows where there offices are @.
|Kingtiger01 you are the man!! This site rocks too.. Pillar of humanity..||
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