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#34355 - 10/31/05 01:19 PM First File-Sharer Found Guilty in Sweden
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Sweden has passed down its first conviction for the use of a file-sharing network. Andreas Bawer (28) has been found guilty of copyright infringement after he distributed a Swedish movie over the Internet.

Bawer was fined 16,000 Swedish kronor, which converts to US$2,000. The verdict was hailed as successful by the entertainment industry, which has previously criticised the Swedish government for being lax on file-sharers.

In handing down the ruling, the court said: "Making a film available to the public on the internet has significant consequences for the film industry. Illegal material can in this way be spread quickly and reach many people..."

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#34356 - 10/31/05 03:00 PM Re: First File-Sharer Found Guilty in Sweden
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I wonder if they'll ever get around to i love those guys
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