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Swedish Police Shoe Database May Tread on Copyright

September 9th, 2010 09:01 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “The Swedish police, who have been instrumental in various raids against file-sharing sites, may have a bit of a piracy problem on their own hands. It seems they wanted to put together a database of shoe print information for matching crime scene shoe prints to particular shoe types. To do so, they used images found online, and some Swedish copyright experts have noted that this appears to violate Swedish copyright law. The police claim there’s an exception for police investigations, but people (and some shoe companies) are pointing out that creating a database isn’t about an investigation.”

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