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Man charged with copyright violation for Web TV hockey links

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Man charged with copyright violation for Web TV hockey links
13:43 CEST+02:00
A 31-year-old resident of Söderhamn in eastern Sweden has been charged with copyright infringement after publishing online streaming links to televised ice hockey matches on his personal homepage.

The fact that viewers could access the matches via the 31-year-old's website without paying for them was later discovered by Canal +, the television channel that owns the right to broadcast the games, reports local newspaper Söderhamns-Kuriren.

He is accused of posting links on a number of occasions in 2007 to hockey matches available online for Canal + subscribers.

The man admits that he published the links but doesn't think he has broken the law since he neither downloaded nor shared any files.

It is now up to the Hudiksvall district court to determine if the man is guilty of criminal activity.

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