Breaking News

Johan Schluter Law Firm Pocketed $15 Million
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Anti Piracy Group Danish

Summary: Johan Schluter Law Firm was hired by media groups to manage payments to TV and movie associations but after an investigation, there is an estimated $15 million that was never paid.

The Danish law firm, Johan Schluter is well known for their anti-piracy practice. Over ten years ago when the Danish and international entertainment industry groups decided to take on the piracy of music, movies, and other media in what was called Antipiratgruppen or Anti-Piracy Group, they needed the help of lawyers. Johan Schluter was the top pick.


The law firm set out in 2004 tracking the pirates by creating an anti-piracy tracking firm called DtecNet. They also created a tool for the MPAA that identified and deleted software that share files from users to computers.

The law firm continued to be involved with fighting piracy by continually supporting Antipiratgruppen when they changed their name to RettighedsAlliancen (Rights Alliance). They sold DtechNet in 2010 to U.S.-based company MarkMonitor. They still had their copyright business.

The groups CAB, Filmkopi, and Filmret had hired Johan Schluter to distribute money to underlying rightsholders and movie and TV industry associations by handling the registration, collection, and administration of their rights. The associations hired Deloitte, a U.S. auditing giant, to do an investigation into Johan Schulter’s finances. They found a minimum of $15 million missing that should have been paid to the associations between 2011 and 2015.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

The law firm is owned by three partners, one of which is facing the blame. Susanne Fryland was in charge of the TV and film producer accounts. She was fired Tuesday from the firm and is facing embezzlement, breach of trust, and fraud charges. The other two owners are just hoping that the verified amount the auditors find is less than the initial number of $15 million.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience


Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Mid-level Restructuring Attorney with bankruptcy experience


Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level restructuring attorney with 4-6 years of exper...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Employment, Labor and OSHA Attorney with 3-6 years of experience


Dallas office of our client seeks employment, labor and OSHA attorney with 3-6 years of experience. ...

Apply Now



USA-CA-San Francisco

As an in-house legal counsel at Wix’s legal department, you will play a significant role in de...

Apply now


USA-MO-Kansas City

Successful, expanding KC personal injury law firm seeks an attorney with 5+ years personal injury li...

Apply now

Civil & Business Litigation / Transactional Attorney


Law firm with primary emphasis in Business & Civil Litigation and transactional work, seeks confiden...

Apply now



Lang, Richert & Patch a Fresno area AV-rated law firm located in the highly desirable Fig Garden Fin...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top