It's getting harder and harder to be a pirate these days. There's all sorts of new laws trying to get you, companies are getting authorities to act like their bodyguards or private investigators, courts issue bizarre rulings in which 30 songs are worth more than half a million dollars.
In Norway though, there's never been a better time
. That's because there is now no organization legally allowed to monitor file-sharing. So no one can legally track what you download. Even if they do, it can't use that data in a court of law.
That's because the only law firm authorized to do so will not be getting a renewed license for this. The country's data protection office decided that user privacy is more important and denied the renewal application.
There's no guarantee that it will stay like this forever, there are talks of rights groups getting together and forming an organization to represent them and get the type of license needed.