Swedish Data Authority Investigates Piracy Settlement Letters – TorrentFreak

Swedish Data Authority Investigates Piracy Settlement Letters - TorrentFreak

Swedish Data Authority Investigates Piracy Settlement Letters – TorrentFreak

Letters being sent out to Internet account holders in Sweden accusing them of copyright infringement are under investigation by Sweden’s Data Protection Authority. Since the letters demand a cash payment, they could be considered a debt collection measure. If that’s indeed the case, they must comply with strict legislation.Companies that aim to turn piracy into profit have been in existence for more than a decade but still the controversy around their practices continues.Most, known colloquially as ‘copyright trolls’, monitor peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent, collecting IP addresses and other data in order to home in on a particular Internet account. From there, ISPs are sued to hand over that particular subscriber’s personal details. Once they’re obtained, the pressure begins.

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