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Andreas Bawer



Computer Fraud


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"Andreas Bawer was wrongly convicted in 2005 of online piracy, when he became the first Swede to be convicted of online piracy charges when convicted of breaking Sweden's copyright laws by distributing a movie through a file-sharing network. He was fined 16,000 kronor (US$2,200) in the original verdict. Verdict vacated in October 2004 when the appeals court ruled that there was no proof the movie was the movie was distributed from Bawer's computer."

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"Swedish file sharing conviction overturned, Tornonto Star, October 2, 2006"

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