Sweden looks to protect both IP and consumer rights

June 2005

Record Labels, Music Publishers

Sweden’s justice minister, has called for record companies to stop issuing copy-protected CDs, arguing that consumers should be able to make copies of CDs they bought for personal use. This comes at a time when the Swedish government is looking to push through tougher laws to clamp down on file-sharing. Thomas Bodström argues that IP needs to be protected, but not at the expense of restricting consumers’ rights. He has threatened that the government could consider making it illegal if labels continue to put anti-copying software on discs.

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