After the documentary had been broadcast, the director Jacob Billing reported two of the pedophiles he had encountered during his undercover period and portrayed in the documentary to the Danish police. The Prosecutors wanted to get their hands on the entire raw footage to use as evidence against the pedophile operations. The production company Nordisk Film refused to hand over the footage, referring to Danish Law of source protection. In February 2001 Nordisk Film won the case in Copenhagen City Court. They won it again in the High Court (June 2001), but eventually lost it in the Supreme Court (August 2002), and had to release large selections of the raw footage to the Danish police. Since then, Nordisk Film has filed a complaint over the Supreme Court settlement to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Prior to the original broadcast The Danish Pedophile Group (Pædofiligruppen) tried to convince TV 2/Danmark not to broadcast the documentary, claiming the footage was a direct violation of their privacy. They did not succeed, and the documentary was broadcasted as scheduled on 30 October 2000.