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File sharing users have nothing to laugh about in Denmark

File sharing users have nothing to laugh about in Denmark

In Denmark, file sharing users are being asked to pay more and more often. Just recently, the Danish AntiPirate Groups (APG) asked 150 P2P users to pay up to 14,000 euros in damages if they did not want to end up in front of the Kadi.

As it became known, the Anti-Piracy Organization monitored the IP numbers of particularly active users and logged their activities. Those who were astonished to want to swap were then confronted with screenshots of their activities and asked to pay individual damages. By means of a court order, the Internet providers were asked to provide the addresses for the IP numbers. The AntiPirate Groups (APG) are well known in Denmark as they have already started several actions against copyright infringement in Denmark. For example, last year in October, when the police asked 300 gamers to pay compensation during a raid on the Connect12 LAN party. At that time they were accused of illegally distributing software over the LAN. Only a few months ago the organization struck again and launched seven raids against operators of eDonkey servers