TPB Owner Ordered to Pay Music Labels $395,000Added: Friday, June 17th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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While Peter Sunde may have thought he'd left The Pirate Bay behind, the legal system has a different opinion. The Finnish court has just ordered Sunde to pay $395,000 to major record labels after their content was shared illegally via the torrent site.
The Pirate Bay has long been called a piracy haven that deprives artists of their income, and this criticism has recently expanded to include one of its co-founders, Peter Sunde. Being one of the most recognizable people in the file-sharing space, the 37-year-old has openly called for the current The Pirate Bay to die. Nevertheless, Sunde now finds himself in the midst of a new TPB-related problem.
Sony Music Entertainment Finland, Warner Music, Universal Music, and EMI Finland sued Peter Sunde accusing him of facilitating illegal sharing of the music of 60 of their artists through The Pirate Bay. As a result, the Helsinki District Court ordered him to pay record labels almost $400,000. Previously, Finnish ISPs blocked The Pirate Bay, but this made no difference to the site’s operations, as expected. While there is no accusation that Sunde shared anything himself, the lawsuit still held him responsible for copyright infringement.
As the TPB founder did not appear in court to defend himself, the Court handed down a default judgment, ordering Sunde to pay the full amount plus costs of around $62,000 to the local branch of IFPI. Besides, he also faces a fine of one million euros if the infringing content continues to be shared on the platform. However, it is unclear how he is supposed to do anything about it.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, June 17th, 2016
|$400k is nothing to those labels they are just being dicks at this point.|
|It never ends...|
|lol just one last attempt to see if they can get anything. basically if our not happy that people are downloading your music for free dont make music then. the same as movies multi billionaire companies only thing that intrests them as guess what more money. thats why i love sites like et who keep e.t the place to be. basically the way alot of people see this. say 15-20 years ago these companies where making millions from each movie. now theyre still making millions but just not as many millions but guess what YOUR STILL MAKING MILLIONS. greedy corporations whos only intrest is money they are never happy with what they got.|
|gotta admit they have been pretty resilient, swapping blows with anyone who gets in the ring, still hanging on!|
|posted by (2016-06-20 17:11:57)|
|start a donation site. gaurantee people will donate 400 thousand in less than a month. the torrent community owes peter alot|
|#6 Problem is if we do that, it will just make other bolder to make requests in the hops the 'we' bail out Peter and others more often.||
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