Friday, July 01, 2005

Sweden Implements EUCD, Downloading Illegal

As of today the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material from the internet is illegal in Sweden. Not just uploaders, but also downloaders (on P2P)networks), may be prosecuted for copyright infringement. That, while downloading is generally considered private copying and deemed legal within the EU.

The downloading prohibition is part of a new set of laws, which implements the European Copyright Directive. These laws also bring the prohibition of anti-circumvention tools and distribution thereof, and establishes a levy on blank digital media.
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Anonymous mark said...

"generally deemed illegal" -> "legal"

5/7/05 09:30  
Blogger Rik Lambers said...

Thanks, corrected...

5/7/05 16:30  

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