Translation of Norwegian ("Direct Connect") case: Den Offentlige Påtalemyndighet mot A (Oslo Tingrett, 27 May 2005 - Docket No. TOSLO-2004-943280)[Public Prosecutor v. A - Oslo Trial Court]
24 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Date Written: 2005
This is an English translation of the decision of 27 May 2005 from Oslo Trial Court in the so-called Direct Connect case dealing with a copyright issue.
Accused A established three file-sharing services for music.
After an extremely thoroughly deliberation on whether there was evidence of intent and of acting as an accessory, the court held the services violated copyrights, performing artists rights and phonogram-producers exclusive rights.
An exemption from liability under the E-commerce Act was not present.
Keywords: Internet, Cyberspace, Copyright
JEL Classification: K33, K39, K42
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