Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Share a Single Song on BitTorrent, eDonkey, Get Fined 300 Euros

  1. #1
    popopot's Avatar To Me, To You BT Rep: +5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Just over there
    Posts
    1,023

    TorrentFreak reports that the anti-piracy group Logistep is now going after Italian filesharers to follow up their action in the UK and Germany. Thousands of Italians have been issued with demands that add up to more than 1 million Euros.

    "As with the other cases, the settlement amount demanded far outweighs the cost of the original product. Indeed, VedoVa_NeRa reports that every user in these cases has been accused of sharing just one specific song. That’s a 300 euro ($400) ‘fine’ for ONE song. Additionally, the whole thing is being rushed through - once the demand letter is received, just a single week is allowed to accept the charges and pay the settlement amount - the same strategy employed by law firm Davenport Lyons in pursuing the alleged ‘Pinball Pirates’ in the UK, instilling a sense of panic in the recipient which the lawyers hope will result in rapid settlement."

    Source: TorrentFreak


  2. News (Archive)   -   #2
    TheFoX's Avatar www.arsebook.com
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,342
    Sounds like a new marketing strategy...

    Instead of making money from the songs, they encourage people to fileshare, then threaten action and rake in 2000% profit, instead of the 100% profit they would normally make.

    This could set a new trend. We go shopping at Tescos, and discover that there are no cashiers or any staff in the shop at all, so we take what we need. When we get outside, security are waiting and tell us we can go free if we pay a £500 fine, even though the shopping only cost £100.

    Definitely a niche market there, and plenty of idiots prepared to pay for the service.

  3. News (Archive)   -   #3
    Creeping Death's Avatar Pedant
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    *something witty*
    Posts
    153
    hmm usenet will always be the safest, most reliable way to go

  4. News (Archive)   -   #4
    Skiz's Avatar (_8(I)
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    CO
    Age
    40
    Posts
    29,631
    I don't have any Euro's, only American dollars.



    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    The FST Last.fm group

  5. News (Archive)   -   #5
    WHiKWiRE's Avatar MooPhEuS
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Age
    29
    Posts
    22,051

    Laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I don't have any Euro's, only American dollars.
    I guess your in the clear then.

  6. News (Archive)   -   #6
    iNSOMNiA's Avatar 1/G BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    982
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I don't have any Euro's, only American dollars.
    you think you safe in the US ? we all gonna move to Netherlands and not just for the uber Copyright laws

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •