The Association of Film Rights-Holders in Iceland (SMÁÍS) says they will file charges against the telecom Tal.
As reported, internet service provider Tal has begun offering what they call “Lúxusnet”. This service allows Icelanders to access typically US-only sites – such as Hulu and Netflix – through an IP address that is not blocked by these sites.
SMÁÍS contends that this amounts to copyright violation and, Vísir reports, they intend to file formal charges with the police against Tal.
Also being targeted by SMÁÍS is the website Flix.is, which also provides customers with access to US-only websites that would normally be blocked to Icelanders.
Vísir spoke to a number of lawyers about the matter, and reportedly none of them could say that either company was clearly breaking copyright law.
SMÁÍS managing director Snæbjörn Steingrímsson would not provide an exact date for the filing of charges, saying only that they would be filed “soon”.