Feeds

IFPI aims legal broadside at single filesharer

'We've had 50 songs off him'

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The IFPI has made its first request to the Swedish courts to force an ISP to hand over details of an alleged file sharer.

In April, Sweden brought in its IPRED legislation, designed to rein in the apparently rampant filesharing conducted in the country. It did this by allowing record cos and the like to track down filesharers, by getting a court order forcing ISPs to hand over customer details.

The move has been credited with a massive drop in filesharing, even though the Swedish content industry has not particularly flexed its new legal muscles to date.

However, the local arm of the IFPI has turned to the Stockholm courts in an attempt to get the details of an individual it believes is filesharing. The case relates to a single IP address, Torrentfreak reports.

The Local.se reports that the move relates to the Direct Connect network, rather than Bittorrent-based filesharing.

The individual has apparently uploaded 10,000 songs, as well as some movies. A lawyer or IFPI claimed the organisation had downloaded 50 songs from the malefactor.

The filing could be the first of many, with the head of the IFPI telling the TT news agency that it envisioned future cases aimed at as many as 100 alleged file sharers a time.

Torrentfreak adds that the IFPI has not decided whether it will bring the full weight of the law onto the individual, and may opt to issue a warning. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.