Swedish Court Gets One Right: Won't Shut Down OpenBitTorrent

from the about-time dept

With the movie industry's lawyers recently demanding that ISP Portlane shut down the OpenBitTorrent tracker, claiming (without any evidence) that it was just a rebranded version of The Pirate Bay's tracker, it seemed possible that the Swedish courts would roll over again. However, in a bit of a surprise, the court has pointed out that it's a big stretch to hold the ISP liable without more evidence, and has refused to order the shutdown of OpenBitTorrent. Nice to see that the courts don't always just accept what the movie industry says without further examination.
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Filed Under: bittorrent, openbittorrent, sweden
Companies: openbittorrent


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    ChadBroChill (profile), 2 Dec 2009 @ 8:45pm

    Re: Just a tool

    also, the **IA are tools

    is that irony?

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