p2pnet view P2P:- Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music’s arm in Finland is well pleased with itself.
A woman, 35, and a man, 21, who ran Sarah’s Secret Chamber, a DirectConnect hub, there, have been ordered to pay more than €820,000 (about $1,117,070 Canadian) to “rights holders” for “facilitating the illegal distribution of films, games and music”.
It’s the highest ever ordered “in any case investigated by Finland’s Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC)”, brags the IFPI, going on, “The owner of the hub also received a four-month suspended jail sentence from the Lohja district court, while the man that worked with her was given a three-month suspended jail sentence.”
The two operated a 50TB capacity hub the IFPI “converted … to ’750,000 illegal albums’,” says Systema, continuing >>>
In normal circumstances, most members of this type of network will bring some of their own content to the party, pooling resources so that the hub has a library of material. Very often bringing large amount of content is a requirement for membership.
“It is a shame to see how a private organization has the power to chase after people and can not even show any significant loss of income or any other harm to anyone,” the story has Finnish Pirate Party chairman Pasi Palmulehto saying, going on:
“Even real crimes do not normally result in such large sums of compensation.”
Most of the money will go to the IFPI, says Systema.
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