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Good Money Gone Bad

2014-03-03

Digital Citizens Alliances survey shows that pirate services gets millions of dollars from legit brands, that often are unaware of where their adverts ends up. RA is working with Swedish advertisers and ad brokers to enlighten the importance of not supporting illegal sites.

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High damages for filesharing one movie

2013-12-17

Today Västmanland district court ordered a 28 year old man to pay 4 300 000 SEK (652 000 USD) in damages for filesharing one movie. He was also convicted to suspended jail and 160 hours community service for filesharing 517 movies.

The damage is the biggest that has been ordered for a Sw...

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Piracy affects the Book Industry

2013-07-11

On behalf of The Swedish Publishers Association, Rights Alliance conducted a study to examine to what extent the book industry is affected by piracy. The presence of one hundred specific titles was examined on a scene-server, and on private and public bittorrent sites. We also investigated how easy ...

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Pirate bay has no safe harbour in the Nordics

2013-03-05


A couple of weeks ago the internet access providers of Pirate bay got contacted. Within a week they disconnected the site and Pirate Bay made a short stop at Phonera/Availo. They also acted quickly and Pirate Bay had to find another access provider.

At the moment there a many theor...

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Ipred: Telia ska lämna ut abonnentuppgifter

2013-01-03

Ipred: Telia ska lämna ut abonnentuppgifter
Högsta domstolen har beslutat att inte meddela prövningstillstånd i Antipiratbyråns/Rättighetsalliansens ärende mot TeliaSonera. Därmed står Hovrättens beslut att uppgifterna ska lämnas ut fast. Även tingsrätten kom fram till samma bedömning.
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Ja till abonnentuppgifter från HD

2012-12-21

Idag fattade Högsta domstolen beslut i det första Ipred-ärendet gällande ljudböcker (mål nr Ö 4817-09). Till glädje för rättighetshavarna ska operatören lämna ut uppgiften på den abonnent som drev den aktuella piratservern. Den stora framgången med avgörandet är att domstolarna återigen öppnas upp f...

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New government bill regarding Film

2012-10-12

Today the Swedish government decided on a new government bill regarding Film. The bill will be presented on October 16th at the Swedish Film Institute. Anna Serner, MD at the Film Institute and the Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth will discuss the new conditions for the Film. The bill wi...

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Ipred bedöms rättsäker av regeringens utredare

2012-08-16

Idag överlämnade ipred-utredningen sitt arbete till regeringen. Den huvudsakliga slutsatsen är att det finns tillräckliga rättssäkerhetsgarantier i lagstiftningen.

Samtidigt som ipred-lagstiftninen trädde i kraft april 2009, tillsattes utredningen. Arbetet har gått ut på att analysera de...

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Copyright within the Arts - discussion about Sturtevant

2012-05-14

With reference to the current exhibition at the Modern Museum in Stockholm "Image over Image" by Sturtevant there will be a discussion tomorrow evening on the theme: Copies, clones, doppelgänger and copyright.


The event starts at 5:30 pm, for more info please go to the following li...

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EU gives a green light to copyright enforcement

2012-04-19

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union came to the conlusion that the national courts are able to disclose subscriber information according to the Directive of Civil Enforcement (2004/48).

-The Swedish legislation "Ipred" has now been tried all the way up to the European Court ...

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EU-verdict tomorrow

2012-04-18

Tomorrow the Court of Justice of the European Union will leave its ruling in the E-phone-case (C-461/10). The Court will decide if the directives on data retention are interfering with the right to information according to the Directive on Civil Enforcement.

The advocates-general Niilo J...

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Sequestration of Swepiracy pirate

2012-02-29

Today was the sequestration hearing in Norrköping district court against the person suspected of having runned Swepiracy. At the hearing it emerged that the suspect has received SEK 750 000 in donations through the illegal file-sharing service. The court decided that the assets, total SEK 120 000, t...

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Search against Pirate Bay end- user

2012-02-24

On the same day as the Swepiracy bust, the police in the Gothenburg region made a search against a person suspect of extensive illegal file sharing on Pirate Bay and Shareitall. Rights Alliance filed the police complaint. Rights Alliance have collected evidence against the suspect on several separat...

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International bust against Swedish Pirate Site

2012-02-24

On February 23rd the Police in Sweden and the Netherlands went through and raided the illegal service Swepiracy, which was one of the most important sources for illegal copies of Swedish movies. Swepiracy had tried to hide its activities by placing their servers in the Netherlands, but Swedish and ...

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The end of the Pirate Bay trial – next step

2012-02-01

On February 1st the Swedish Supreme court decided not to grant leave to appeal for the persons behind the Pirate Bay. The decision means that they are convicted to imprisonment between four to ten months. They should also pay 46 million SEK in damages.

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Rights Alliance works mainly against different forms of internet crime. Mainly we use preventive measures. In some cases this is not enough, we then have the competence to move forward with legal claims. We will give you an overall strategy to act effectively against infringements. Different measures are often needed to achieve certain results.

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