District Court of Ylivieska-Raahe, Decision in case L 11/3769

Document type
Court Decision
The Court held that the provider of an open WLAN network was not shown to infringe and had no duty to protect the WLAN from outsiders. Therefore, the internet subscriber was not liable for infringement by some unknown user using the WLAN network. The fact that, at the same time the infringing activitiy took place, there was a public theater presentation in the internet subscriber's backyard may have been a factor taken into consideration by the court to conclude that someone else may have been the infringer.
Topic, claim, or defense
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity