Näytön puuttuminen näyttää olevan laajempikin “ongelma”. Ruotsissa saatiin nimittäin ko. perusteella nyt ensimmäisestä sikäläiseen hoviin ehtineestä casesta vapauttava päätös.
The Local raportoi tapauksesta:
A 29-year-old man from Västerås in central Sweden suspected of sharing files from his computer was today acquitted by Svea Court of Appeal. Last year the man was the first person in Sweden to be convicted of file-sharing, having been charged with making the Swedish film Hip Hip Hora available for download from the internet.
The Court of Appeal decided that it does not have sufficient proof that the film was uploaded from the man’s computer. The lack of technical evidence has led the court to acquit the defendant of the charge of breach of copyright…
“..Although the man first admitted he had made the movie available to others by using file sharing software DC++, he then withdrew his confession and said it had all been a misunderstanding.. The only evidence remaining in the original case was that his ISP, Bredbandsbolaget, confirmed that the IP address belonged to the Västerås man..
The Swedish Court of Appeal yesterday overruled the previous district court decision, saying there was insufficient proof that the movie was uploaded from the man’s computer. House searches were not allowed in this particular case, so his computer couldn’t be investigated.”
Tällä tapauksella ei ole suoraa vaikutusta luonnollisestikaan Suomessa käynnissä oleviin prosesseihin. Silti se kyllä nähdäkseni vahvistaa muodostumassa olevaa linjaa, jossa syyttäjällä on edelleen oikea näyttövelvollisuus myös tekijänoikeusrikoksissa.