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Sweden bans downloads of copyrighted content ! - 5/29/2005 11:01:25 AM   
SiliconFreak


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The MPAA and RIAA claim file sharing is "devastating" their owners' businesses, citing Sweden as a country where uploading and downloading from p2p networks is "rampant".

Thus, after winning over the hearts and minds of the Swedish government, the entertainment cartels were among the first to know that as of July 1, a law banning the sharing of copyrighted material on the Internet "without payment of royalties" will go into effect.

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RE: Sweden bans downloads of copyrighted content ! - 5/29/2005 6:42:12 PM   
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It will also end up banning (or requiring changes to) a lot of Linux distrubutions, since they contain a DVD player that doesn't care much about protection - there being no authorized DVD player, at least none that have "broken through" if they exist at all.

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RE: Sweden bans downloads of copyrighted content ! - 6/5/2005 7:53:14 AM   
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interesting to see that almost DCMA is going on at Europe...the future is not very bright for P2P users

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