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Thieves – or worse?

Yesterday the Lower Court of Borås, Sweden fined a filesharer something like 2.500 euros for sharing a total of FOUR (4) songs on a P2P network. What was the honourable Court thinking? I don´t know much about Swedish criminal law, but I assume that if the guy had stolen a CD with twice as many songs from the store his punishment would have been much less severe.

The message is clear: Sharing files is not stealing, it is much worse. A ”computer crime” no less… 

Herkko Hietanen
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Herkko Hietanen

Lakimies, osakas, kauppatieteiden tohtori, oikeustieteen maisteri at Turre Legal
Lakimies, jolla on 15 vuoden kokemus teknologia- ja mediaoikeudenkäynneistä, startup-yrityksistä ja IT-juridiikasta.
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