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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 17 March 2008 12:14

 Swedish Pirate Party says proposed law that would force ISPs to turn over IP addresses to copyright holders 'threatens Swedish rule of law'

Infoworld, By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service
March 17, 2008

 The Swedish Pirate Party said the country's government is sanctioning blackmail by making it possible for copyright holders to get people's IP addresses.

 

It threatens Swedish rule of law. It's up to the police to investigate citizens, not private interests," said party head Rickard Falkvinge.

He sees a scenario in which copyright holders threaten to file a suit, and collect damages without ever going to court.

"The ministers want it to seem like it's nothing special, but it is," said Falkvinge.

The row started Friday with an opinion piece in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. In the article Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth and Minister of Justice Beatrice Ask said that in the second quarter they will move forward with a law that will force ISPs (Internet service providers) to turn over IP addresses.  [InfoWorld....]   [Comments...]

 

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