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Swedish movie industry group threatens torrent trackers

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2009 11:38 User comments (6)

Swedish movie industry group threatens torrent trackers In the aftermath of the Pirate Bay verdict a week ago, some torrent trackers have already ceased operation to protect the individuals who own and operate them. Those that haven't are apparently becoming targets for a movie industry backed anti-piracy group.
According to TorrentFreak, Antipiratbyrån, sent the following to the operators of one such tracker, SweDVDR.

"We noticed that you, through the activities with swedvdr.org, similarly engaged in copyright infringement of several works whose rights belong to our principals. You are hereby requested to immediately take the necessary measures to prevent the ongoing incursions."

Antipiratbyrån's letter went on to say they were recommending the studios they represent take legal action if this isn't done immediately. SweDVDR is closing down as a result.

Unless The Pirate Bay's appeal goes well, it doesn't look like Sweden will be a friendly place for torrent trackers.

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6 user comments

124.4.2009 12:46

will they be changing their minds now that its looking like the judge was biased and a possible retrial is on the cards

224.4.2009 17:20

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Swedish movie industry group threatens torrent trackers.
wooo we're scared now, just shaken with the fear.

Edit= Where, we're. if i don't read it i'll never catch it.
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324.4.2009 23:49

"Unless The Pirate Bay's appeal goes well, it doesn't look like Sweden will be a friendly place for torrent trackers." - Since when has Sweden been a friendly place for pirates? If they crack down on software piracy in Somalia...then I will be suprised.

425.4.2009 0:22

i love torrents,God.pls forgive me..






lol

525.4.2009 0:57
acidod
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I've been to Bosnia and now Iraq... locals set up shops and SELL bootleg movies, games, software, etc. Where are the organizations claiming monetary loss?? I can see the point in /trying/ to shut down torrent tracking sites... but how about a little pressure on those who are deliberetly making money off piracy, not those who want to try something out before considering purchasing a legit copy???

625.4.2009 1:10

Originally posted by acidod:
I've been to Bosnia and now Iraq... locals set up shops and SELL bootleg movies, games, software, etc. Where are the organizations claiming monetary loss?? I can see the point in /trying/ to shut down torrent tracking sites... but how about a little pressure on those who are deliberetly making money off piracy, not those who want to try something out before considering purchasing a legit copy???
Those same people also more than likely have a stock of AK-74's, an old Adam bomb, and some pieces to what was a F-4 Phantom.

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