Computer Sweden brengt ons het blije bericht dat de 17-jarige Zweed, die enkele dagen geleden werd aangeklaagd voor het linken naar MP3'tjes, is vrij gelaten. Het originele nieuwsbericht is in svenska en dat lezen we hier geloof ik niet zo goed, daarom de engelse vertaling van Slashdot:
17 year old free from charges in swedish mp3-case
The district court of Skövde announces today that the 17-year old who had using links to mp3-files on his homepage, is now acquited. Justification being that the 17-year old had only been directing to, not distributing the actual files. The classification was "crime against the copyright law through digital mp3-technics".
Even though he is now acquited, the court thinks he is guilty of complicity to crime against the copyright law. But since he was never prosecuted for that crime, he is released.
This is the first time in Europe a mp3-case has been brought to court. Its the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) who prosecuted the 17-year ord. The organisation has charged him with fines, but crimes against the copyright law can result in up to two years in prison. IFPI has not yet responded if it will appeal against the judgement.