Monday, October 23, 2006 Insurance for Pirates

A fund has been started for Pirate Insurance by a Swedish organization The fund can pay fines incurred from legal cases against P2P file sharers. They give legal advice as well to anyone who is subjected to prosecution for file sharing for non-commercial purposes. Delaut ("Pass Around") has enough capital to pay the maximum insured amount of 250 000 crowns ($US 34 000) three times with funds collected from around 2500 members. According to the website:

"Delautrix HB is a Swedish fund which strives to give Swedish citizens the possibility to spread culture unhindered."

The Anti-pirate Bureau's John Henrik Gustav Pontén has passed the matter on to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to see if anyone is breaking the law.

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