And within the broadband industry the courts decision was a relief.
“Broadband suppliers in Sweden, or anywhere else in the world, don’t want to have the responsibility of what their customers send each other online,” said Patrik Hiselius, a laywer for Swedish telecom company Telia Sonera.
Had the court ruled differently that could have had serious consequences, Hiselius told news agency TT.
“Of course there are a number of other, more or less legitimate, interests of getting things blocked. That for example wants to block falun gong, or other opinions and political parties.”