In Norway, no one is allowed to monitor those who share files on the network
In northern European countries, there is a law firm Simonsen name that had government permission to monitor those shared files “illegally” through the network, and log their IP addresses. Among others, Simonsen had in its portfolio to the famous MPAA.
However, the license issued by the Norwegian government expired in March this year and was not renewed, which means that Simonsen can not continue with its monitoring and tracking what people share. And since it was the only company with a license to conduct monitoring these controversial actions in Norway today is a kind of absolute freedom in this regard.
“When no one is authorized to process personal data in order to stop copyright infringement, weaken the chances of the owners of the licenses to protect their interests,” he said in Simonsen, hoping the situation will be resolved favorably for them in the future. Since the government office in charge of the issue say they are open to grant a new license in the case of a group believed “piracy”, but so far have not even started the paperwork to create the group.
Anyway, this is another hit (and go) to the MPAA, RIAA, and all organizations that follow in their particular witch hunts around the globe.
Link: BitTorrent Bonanza: Monitoring File-sharers Forbidden in Norway (Torrent Freak)Tags: BitTorrent, MPAA, Norway, Piracy, pirates, Simonsen