The Norwegian government has refused to renew the license of the sole file-sharing monitoring law firm in the country.

What are you thinking?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

Scandinavian nations usually lead the way when it comes to the upholding of citizen rights. This has been proved yet again. The Norwegian government has refused to renew the license of the sole file-sharing monitoring law firm in the country. That means, users in Norway can now virtually share any files without the fear of eavesdropping by content providers.


Simonsen law firm has been monitoring file-sharing networks in Norway for more than a decade. In monitoring these networks, the firm would also collect the IP addresses of the users. It ran into trouble in 2009 when a debate ensued as to how far the firm can go in monitoring online file-sharing.

Now, Simonsen faces a far more critical problem. In March this year, the Privacy Appeals Board rejected the appeal by the firm to renew its license. So as of now, it has no license to watch online file-sharing in Norway. Essentially, this also means that users can now share files online without any fear or possible backlash.

According to the company, “When no one is authorized to process personal data in order to stop copyright infringement, it weakens licensees’ ability to pursue violations happening online, and thus their ability to protect their interests. We hope and believe that this problem will soon be solved.”

On the other hand, senior advisor to Norwegian Data Inspectorate, Cecilie Ronnevik says, “As of today no hunting of file-sharers is allowed in Norway.” However, she further says, ““We have been asked if we could accept an organization on the licensee side, a bit like Antipiratbyrån in Sweden. We will consider it if we get an application for a license.”

For now, no other organization has filed a request for the license. So all is well for the file-sharers in Norway who must be making the most of this opportunity.

Courtesy: Torrent Freak

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


US Army Brings Rapid Prototyping Labs To Afghanistan

Twitter To Fight For Open Source Software, Joins Linux Foundation
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On August 26, 2012(2 years, 2 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Do you know that you can turn a shoe box into a phone projector? Don't believe this? See for yourself inside.
Apple has published a new guide detailing how Android users will be able to switch their contents from Android to iPhone.
The trick will let you to check your Facebook messages in the original app without downloading Messenger and it works with both iPhone or Android phone.
Want to block all disgusting ads from your android device? Read the tutorial to know how you can block ads on your Android and save data.
Want to repair your memory card? It's very easy to fix corrupted or damaged memory card. In fact you can fix it by yourself.
Are you the one who is frustrated because of the speed of your Android device? No worries, the article will help you increase the speed of that device.
Lately, Google has updated its Google Docs. Now users can crop, rotate, and add borders to images in a document without leaving Google Docs.
Adobe CS products are not free, but the good news is you can now download Photoshop CS2 & all other CS2 product completely free and it's absolutely legal.
At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook