File sharers reported to police

A number of Swedish file sharers have been reported to police for breach of copyright by the Swedish branch of record industry association IFPI.

The organisation has focussed on five hubs from popular peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol Direct Connect, as well as several of the hubs’ users.

In order to join many of the hubs on the Direct Connect network, users must first be able to share large quantities of content from their own computers, preferably in the form of music and films.

“The hub owners we have reported are involved in criminal activity, which clearly and intentionally damages all those who work with music,” said IFPI Sweden’s chairman Ludvig Werner in a statement.