I'm sure they have such laws.Techie-Micheal wrote:That's the question, does the EU/Swedish legislation have anything on accessories? That's my whole point here, they are in full knowledge of the illegal activities that their users are doing, but because they have refused to be responsible, they would be subject to whatever accessory legislation that might be in place.lurttinen wrote:The question is. According to swedish and EU laws. Are service providers liable for what their users (customers) do?
Yes, they are aware there is illegal stuff floating around and they have put up a page ridiculing take down notices.
Is that illegal? Can they do it?
What does the swedish and EU legislations have to say about it?
What i think might be under debate is how far back in the chain that law goes? Click and you got the torrent is just one step away from the piraware.
Like the analogies before this post. Is a gun manufacturer responsible for murders committed using their weapons? I could kill someone using a table knife. Car manufacturer for crashes? A dent in a sidewalk and you could sue town for injuring yourself? Bit torrent creator for creating a protocol making this possible? Microsoft for making an operating system that can be used for crimes?
These have nothing to do with piracy, but how far back can they look for people responsible?
In Norway IFPI is taking Telenor to court for not blocking their customers from TPB. Telenor of course says they have no legal obligation to do so. (I believe Telenor is right)
IFPI base their case on a ruling in Denmark and are saying Norwegian laws are equivalent.
Basically it would mean a postal office says they do not deliver a letter based on the addres.
I have seen Taxi's do that where they have different fees for different areas, or range or something like that.
EDIT: In all, this will be a precedence if there is no clear law about what is legal and what is not.