File Sharers Face More Police Scrutiny

The biggest Swedish Internet file-sharing court case ended Monday, with the defendant given a suspended sentence and a large fine.

The 31 year old had shared 4 500 songs and around 30 films on the net. The sentence could have a large impact on the work of the police, because for the police to be able to demand information from broadband suppliers on their customers, the suspects have to face more than just a fine. The suspended sentence will mean Swedish police and prosecutors will now find it easier to track those computer users illegally spreading songs and films over the net.

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