May 182010
 May 18, 2010  Posted by  Court, Online

Swedish-Finnish telecom giant TeliaSonera has been instructed by the appeals court to hand over the names and addresses of people behind a file sharing website in a landmark anti-piracy law ruling.

“The court of appeal has decided today to uphold the Södertörn district court’s decision to order an Internet service provider to give out the names and addresses of the holders of certain IP-addresses,” it said in a statement.

The court said its ruling against TeliaSonera was based on Sweden’s controversial Ipred law, which came into effect on April 1st last year and gives copyright holders the right to require service providers to reveal details of users who share files, paving the way for legal action.

Read more in The Local (Se).

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