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File-Sharing for Personal Use Declared Legal in Portugal

M0j0_j0j0 (1250800) writes | about a year and a half ago

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M0j0_j0j0 (1250800) writes "After receiving 2000 complaints regarding "illegal file sharing" from ACAPOR on P2P network the Portuguese justice refused to take the case into court on the premise that file sharing is not illegal on the territory, if, files are for personal and not commercial use. The court also stated that the complaints had as a sole evidence the IP address of users, and that it is a wrong statement to assume an IP address is directly related to one individual. Torrent freak has a piece in English with more details here and the original source in Portuguese here"
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