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Norwegian ISP Won a Case against Copyright Trolls

A Norwegian ISP Telenor has just won a court case against the law firm seeking to discover the identities of its subscribers who allegedly shared files via BitTorrent. The Supreme Court decided that evidence of the alleged copyright violation was not sufficient to overweigh citizens' right to privacy.


Copyright trolls are companies that share files along with ordinary users, capture their IP addresses and trace them back to their Internet service providers. Then, the ISPs are demanded to disclose the alleged infringers’ names and addresses so trolls can target them directly and extort a cash settlement. However, most Internet service providers demand a court order before doing so.

Scanbox Entertainment from Norway hired an anti-piracy outfit Excipio from Germany to track pirates sharing the movie “The Captive”. 8 of them were customers of telecoms giant Telenor. This is not a big number, but initial cases are usually small and are intended to attract less attention in advance of bigger moves.

Back in 2015, the copyright holders sent a request to the district court to force the ISP to hand over its subscribers’ details and prevent it from deleting or anonymizing the identifying logs. They won the case, but Telenor filed an appeal. In the court of appeals, the tables were turned when the case wad decided in Telenor’s favor, because the evidence of the alleged infringements did not show that any file sharing was substantial.

However, the copyright holders refused to give in after coming this far and with lots of potential settlement payments at stake. As a result, the case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a panel of judges was asked to issue a definitive ruling. They decided in favor of the ISP as well. In short words, they simply weighed the copyright holders’ right to protect their rights versus Norwegian citizens’ right to privacy. The judges felt that the evidence presented against file-sharers was insufficient to prove infringement beyond the threshold. Moreover, ScanBox Entertainment has to pay the ISP almost $70,000 in costs, which is not a small amount of money. Perhaps, it would repel trolls from taking future efforts in Norway.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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