Copyright Infringement
Last updated: 01/11/2016

The law contains a number of provisions on what happens when someone utilises works or other protected subject matters without the consent of the author in cases where no limitation provisions are applicable.

Penalties, damages and other sanctions

Anyone who infringe someone's copyright willfully (intentionally) or through gross negligence, may be punished by fines or imprisonment for not more than two years (Article 53 in the Copyright Act).
Anyone who violates copyright law may also be liable to pay damages (Article 54 in the Copyright Act). Damages are imposed when the victim of the infringement has suffered damage and can prove it.
In addition to penalties and damages, there are certain other sanctions against those who violate copyright law, such as e.g. forfeited property and various injunctions.
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The Swedish Copyright Act
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