2007-02-20

The MPAA educates Swedish police

So the question of copyright is a rather complicated one, and our system is not entierly sure how work it juridically.

In Sweden we have a few number prejudicing cases and it is all a mess. Therefor it would be welcomed to see that police is educating people on the matter. As a matter of fact, a couple of weeks ago, six officers finished their education as the Swedish police force's experts in matters of copyright, piracy and file sharing.

That would be a good thing, one might think. Maybe these officers could balance the complex interests involved, that of industry, originators, privacy, and judicial security.

If it weren't for one fact. Guess who educated these Swedish police officers?

The MPAA did.

So it seems, once again, the US private interest group has been going to Sweden to teach our police how to work our laws in our country.

Representatives from the three organisations (MPA, FBI, APB) were invited by the Police Academy to hold lectures on how they have worked against piracy and give example of successfull projects in other countries. [...] In the report (from IIPA, mentioned on this blog earlier, my comment) there are also plans for the "industry to plan further training and educational work with police and prosecutors during 2007."


And, get this:

After Computer Sweden's queries Friday, the list of participants became classified.


Isn't it about time that the Swedish judicial system stopped taking orders from US lobby groups?

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