Swedish Copyright Trolls Have Brought Exactly Zero Of Their 'Cases' To Trial, Exposing Their Shitty Business Model
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Swedish Copyright Trolls Have Brought Exactly Zero Of Their ‘Cases’ To Trial, Exposing Their Shitty Business Model

from the legal-blackmail dept You may recall that the Swedish Pirate Party recently declared war on copyright trolls operating within Sweden. The party’s newfound efforts, which had remained far too dormant for far too long, come on the heels of an explosion in so-called "settlement letters" being sent out to Swedish citizens. Those letters, as is typical elsewhere, are armed merely with an IP address and a claim of infringing behavior. Despite this, Danish law firm Njord Law has been able to collect millions of dollars in "settlments" after sending out notices to tens of thousands of account holders of IP addresses alleged to have engaged in copyright infringement. Njord Law was able to get this data from Swedish ISPs by spending a great deal of time in court, claiming that it needed this customer information in order to get justice for the copyright holders it represents. What makes that stated goal somewhat odd is that Njord Law appears to spend almost no time in the courtroom for literally anything else beyond getting this customer data. Despite the firm’s own admission that nearly half of the recipients of these letters don’t even bother to respond, the firm has brought […]

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