Two 60-Year-Old Men Face Trial For Sharing 3000 Songs

From being one of the safest places in Europe to share files a few years ago, Sweden continues to prove problematic for those who share large amounts of music.

Following an investigation by the Swedish arm of IFPI, two men now stand accused of sharing around 3,000 tracks using Direct Connect. This method of sharing files leaves users wide open to accusations of mass infringement, since all the material they make available is viewable in one place.

According to prosecutor Henrik Rasmussen, IFPI handed their files to the police and authorities following the offenses which were said to have taken place in the summer of 2009.

The two men, who have reportedly confessed, will face a trial at a later date.

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