World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

In the majority of cases, rightsholders avoid pursuing BitTorrent users in Sweden since it’s technically problematic to prove more than an individual case of unauthorized sharing, such as that of a single movie, TV show, or music album. Small infringements like this aren’t generally considered worthy of criminal prosecution. This has meant that in recent years the focus has fallen on users and operators of Direct Connect hubs where a ‘shared folder’ arrangement makes it easy to identify people sharing dozens or indeed tens of thousands of files at once, an offense considered sufficiently serious by the authorities. This week a Swedish court delivered its verdict on the case of an alleged illegal file-sharer. The case was unusual in a number of ways, not least because it featured the first person in the country ever to be accused of multiple infringements using BitTorrent.

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World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 Net News

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