Wednesday 3 November 2010, 10:54 | By

Finland introduces file-sharing warning letters

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So, the Danes may have recently denied they have any plans to launch a three-strikes system for tackling illegal file-sharing, but what about the Finns, I hear you ask. Well, according to TorrentFreak, they have just pushed through new rules that will bring in the first two strikes of the system, but not the third and most significant, if that makes sense. 

Basically, the Finnish government has got new legislation passed that will force internet service providers to send out warning letters to suspected file-sharers when asked to do so by content owners, telling said file-sharers what bad people they are. 

However, if said file-sharers ignore the letters there will be no provision to then have those web users’ net connections cut off. Like Denmark, Finland insists it has no plans to launch a full three-strikes system like that being introduced in the UK and France. 


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