The European Court of Justice says that Sweden's laws have no barriers in place that would preclude an ISP from sharing an alleged pirates' data with rightsholders.
Pirate Bay spokesperson and Swedish politicians create fund to help alleged pirates fight accusations after the passage of new antipiracy law. The first case tried gets resistance from ISP.
Internet traffic dropped by almost half after a new antipiracy law went into effect in Sweden, but a loophole could take the teeth out of the law.
In a country with a strong tradition of peer-to-peer networks, a new law requiring some ISPs to hand over data on alleged pirates is a hot-button issue.
The same day the new law goes into effect, Internet traffic is down considerably and five audio book publishers go after an alleged illegal file sharer in court.
In more fallout from a Swedish antipiracy law that went into effect April 1, some of the country ISPs say they will erase IP data to protect their customers' privacy.