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Sweden overturns file sharing conviction

A Swedish man who was accused sharing movie files illegally has had his conviction overturned. The man was accused of illegally sharing “Hip Hip Hora“, a Swedish film, via P2P, and had been found guilty of copyright violation, being fined over £1,000.

However, the Court Of Appeal said there wasn’t enough evidence for conviction and overruled the decision. The evidence used against him was the link of the film to an IP address but that wasn’t enough the appeal court ruled. This presents a problem for anti-file sharing authorities as the law in Sweden prevents the police from searching a home and/or PC to get evidence.