Swedish File-Sharers Raided By Police

Swedish police staged timed raids against illegal file sharers in five different cities at once, P3 Radio News reports. Their main target was a number of so-called Direct Connect (DC) hubs, on which between 9,000 and 17,000 music files had been made available.

One person has been taken into custody, while several more have already confessed to copyright infringement.

The raids come under the authority of the so-called Ipred Law, which took effect April 1 last year. The law requires internet providers to supply information about users engaged in illegal file-sharing when ordered to do so by court order.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an active opponent of illegal file-sharing, lay behind the police reports that eventually led to the raids.

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