Sweden's File Sharing Debate Becomes Mass Brawl

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"praps writes "When Sweden's Data board gave the film and games industry
organisation Antipiratbyrån an exemption from data protection laws last
week it seemed that file sharers were on the ropes. Then the music industry
joined in with some punches of its own, saying it too will hunt those who
share songs online. Suddenly, file sharers have the support of their ISPs,
who are refusing to cooperate with the big industries - and it's game on."
From the article: "Only the file sharer's ISP can link the IP address to
the person. If the ISP receives a request for such information from the
police, they cannot refuse it, but a few calls from TT revealed that
requests from APB would be ignored." We've previously reported on Swedish
anti-downloading laws before."


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