Sweden Considers Six Years in Jail For Online Pirates

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Sweden Considers Six Years in Jail For Online Pirates

Post by Lucap » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:40 am

http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=74828
Sweden's Minister for Justice has received recommendations as to how the country should punish online pirates. Heléne Fritzon received a proposal which would create crimes of gross infringement under both copyright and trademark law, leading to sentences of up to six years in prison. The changes would also ensure that non-physical property, such as domain names, can be seized.

Ever since the infamous Pirate Bay trial more than a decade ago, prosecutors in Sweden have called for a tougher approach to breaches of copyright law. In general terms, the country has been painted as soft on infringement but that could all be about to change.

After reaching the conclusion that penalties in Sweden “appear to be low” when compared to those on the international stage, the government sought advice on how such crimes can be punished, not only more severely, but also in proportion to the alleged damage caused.

In response, Minister for Justice Heléne Fritzon received a report this week. It proposes a new tier of offenses with “special” punishments to tackle large-scale copyright infringement and “serious” trademark infringement.
Anyone from Sweden seen this?

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Re: Sweden Considers Six Years in Jail For Online Pirates

Post by xenopeek » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:17 am

Locked as per forum rule 2 and 4. The Linux Mint forums are not the place to discuss governments' policies on illicit computer activities.
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