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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 6,000 Song File-Sharer Arrested in Sweden

6,000 Song File-Sharer Arrested in Sweden

6,000 Song File-Sharer Arrested in Sweden

Added: Monday, September 13th, 2010
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, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Lots of file-sharers across Sweden seem to be inspired by their flagship website – The Pirate Bay, going on to distribute files via BitTorrent protocol, in most cases unhindered and unconcerned by possible legal circumstances. However, for those who choose some other methods of downloading it may end up badly, because police has arrested another user for sharing large quantities of copyrighted content.

Swedish police continues to make relatively insignificant but regular attempts by arresting users they are able to prove are sharing large quantity of tracks all at once. Last Friday the police targeted another individual.

The police recently carried out another operation in central Sweden against, as they call it, a suspected “pirate network”. They were acting on a tipoff from IFPI, a record industry group, when carried out the raid in the Ostersund region. There they arrested an individual suspected of sharing about 6,000 songs in the Internet.

Henrik Rasmussen, a prosecutor, confirmed that the police have received a warning from the record industry’s association. The information provided to them led to an address outside Ostersund, where they made a seizure of computer media. At the same time he suggested that the arrested user confessed to his activities.

The prosecutor admits that the offense can result in a jail sentence. However, going on earlier cases, the court might hand down a suspended sentence or fines.

Over the last years Sweden has perhaps generated more news regarding file-sharing than any other country in the world. Thanks to the activities of The Pirate Bay and Piratbyran, this country with population of less than 10 million has consistently punched above its weight.

Despite the attempts made by copyright holders, Swedish file-sharers continue their activities, even in the face of tighter laws, and the number of subscribers using BitTorrent networks is still increasing. However, people who prefer shared-folder type file-sharing methods might be in danger, like the user arrested in Ostersund. The latter was using Direct Connect to share content, and it’s quite easy to prove large scale violation against Direct Connect users, while proving the same against BitTorrent users is not. That’s the reason why BitTorrent users usually escape police attention.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

September 13th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, September 13th, 2010

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-09-13 16:43:55)
neurosis avatarNice post SaM :)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSuperman (2010-09-13 21:16:58)
extremezone avatarnice post SaM but another anti piracy propaganda started by media companies...

posted by ET junkiemen (2010-09-13 21:41:48)
4GET avatari feel sorry for these file sharers. its i cant say how many of us do it these days . but i do know it a lot. im only thinking it might have been wich tracker they were useing i might b wrong but thats my thought. thanks sam 4 the post

posted by (2010-09-14 00:14:31)
ETrocks avatarI agree 4get. It's sad.
We should all support our friends that get the full shitload.
But there is no way this genie is going to get kicked back in it's bottle. We are many and mean no harm.

posted by Blocked (2010-09-14 06:48:57)
menahunie avatarSo then don't use direct connect; use torrents only?
Yes torrents are slower than direct connect; but allot harder to get data files as hard evidence as in using direct connect.
There is somebody I heard that has all of their drives hooked up by usb 3.0 and all of them are external in a box they turned into a high power degaussing box. They wired it to their 220v dryer house circuit and anything hinky they pull the computer one drive and drop it in the box and flip a switch. HHHMMMMMM nothing after ten seconds. Before tens seconds only scrambled data and corrupted drive data. After 60 seconds the hard drives cases heat up from induction; burn baby burn.
Also remember this if you did not know? High end copy machine like say in your friendly 7-Eleven store ALL COPIED DOCUMENTS TO A HARD DRIVE INSIDE OF THE COPIER. So remember that when you make copies of your tax returns. believe it or not allot of companies don't know about these hard drives when they dispose of their old copy machines...

posted by (2010-09-14 07:48:03)
deaftone avatarYou can also use fbsd and avoid all those problems and hassle of destroying drives... Encrypted FreeBSD jails do the trick just fine, geom eli owns all ;) You can also run multiple virtual os's within the jails and never have to worry about stability and security. Even if you do get raided, they'll never recover your actual data.

posted by (2010-09-14 15:59:48)
BenjaWiz avatarExactly deaftone not many people are being smart about this kind of stuff why leave it on your computer?

posted by Blocked (2010-09-14 23:57:49)
menahunie avatardeaftone - true what you say; but the "hardware method is best. Why? Do you think the military always use "physical" means to destroy hardrives?

The shredding of data software is great today; but I still like physical destruction of the drives; there is no doubt period. Also when the RIAA and MPAA are getting six to seven figure judgments against some defendants; well saving a hard drive isn't worth it. Destroying around $500.00 in hard drives is very very cheap insurance..

The guy I mentioned with this setup did a test run with some of their friends. He had some old 100 gig drives laying around and set them up in their system, Oh and they have security cameras outside; no they aren't paranoid, just a bad area they live in. Their friends knew about the cameras and were able to avoid them. He didn't know when they were coming. But when they hit his front door ( he gave them permission to bust it; get through it any way they can ) it took them 7 seconds to breach the door. He took about 4-5 seconds to pull the system drive dump it in the box with the usb drives with the other hand yank the usb cable from the system and flip the switch. By the time his friends got to the room he was in ( he was sneaky he moved everything from the room they used to know where it was normally; about 35 seconds.

This all sounds freaky and it does; but remember when a P2P'er get raided it isn't by the RIAA or the MPAA; IT IS BY THE POLICE SWAT TEAM WITH MACHINEGUNS.... They go into a P2P'ers residence like they are going into a crack house...

posted by (2010-09-15 01:40:00)
BenjaWiz avatarAgreed hard drives are cheap enough just destroy them and buy a new one why let evidence be collected LOL.

posted by (2010-09-15 01:41:29)
BenjaWiz avatarPeople need to wise up not be fearful but just be cautious and take step to keep clean.

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