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]

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Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen

Independent; University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Tyler Trent Ochoa

Santa Clara University School of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Spang-Hanssen, Henrik Stakemann and Ochoa, Tyler Trent, 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] (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1107116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1107116

Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

Schottenbastei 10-16
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
+1 (408) 348-8431 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hssph.net/

University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Schottenbastei 10-16
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
+1 (408) 348-8431 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hssph.net

Tyler Trent Ochoa

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-2765 (Phone)
408-554-4426 (Fax)

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