Uploader to Torrent Sites Settled For €7,500Added: Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN forced to settle another uploader to torrent sites. According to the reports, the individual stopped uploading torrents after the anti-piracy outfit identified other members of his group. However, BREIN still managed to catch up with him.
BREIN hopes that by tracking the uploaders down and holding them to account will force others to reconsider their options and stop pirating. For example, BREIN previously targeted 2Lions-Team, a release group that uploaded thousands of files to popular torrent sites. 2Lions-Team was responsible for almost 500,000 pirate downloads, including popular TV show The Walking Dead and movie The Revenant. Two months ago, BREIN announced that it had obtained ex-parte injunctions against the members of 2Lions-Team, who eventually faced fines of €2,000 per day in case of infringing copyrights in the future. Besides, the anti-piracy outfit also reached out-of-court settlements of about €15,000 with other members of 2Lions-Team, to a total of €67,500. Now BREIN caught up with the uploader and moderator for the release group.
Just like other members of the group, the unnamed man is currently required to settle with BREIN for €7,500, which is quite a lot for an individual. Aside from paying cash, the individual will also have to remove all the torrents he uploaded online. However, industry watchers note that torrents usually have a life of their own and can’t be stopped by the removal of a file.
Two months ago, BREIN received special permission from the Dutch data protection authority to monitor torrent users en masse. Now the group reiterates its threats that uploaders of pirated content run the risk of significant punishments.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
|this article is a boner kill|
|And it's also NOT an idle threat.|
|Nope and I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more like this in the future.|
|Since when is sharing a crime? If the uploader legally bought the dvd etc then it becomes their property same as if they have invited thousands of people to their house to watch it or gave it away and said to others to pass it on after they've watched it.I remember a story in America where a Lady and or her teenage daughter were fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for uploading a handful of songs. These settlements seem much lower.||
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