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HS: Bar Association reprimands lawyer who sent so-called copyright letters

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:44 pm

Story : http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/15690-hs-bar-associati





Joni Hatanmaa, a lawyer at Hedman Partners, has been issued a reprimand for failing to comply with the copyright act and rulings by the Market Court of Finland, reports Helsingin Sanomat.

Hatanmaa and Hedman Partners gained notoriety last year by sending intimidating letters to internet users suspected of copyright infringements, asking them to pay up to thousands of euros in settlement fees or challenge the alleged infringement in court.

The Finnish Bar Association’s supervisory board issued the reprimand after determining that Hatanmaa and Hedman Partners violated sections of the copyright act by filing petitions with the court to compel internet service providers to disclose the personal details of internet users suspected of copyright infringements.

Hatanmaa and Hedman Partners, the board explained, only named a single client in their petitions despite the fact that the internet users had allegedly violated the rights of several copyright holders and that the details were used to benefit several clients.







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