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Court: Torrent uploader to pay $652,000 for one Swedish movie

18
Dec
2013

A man in Sweden who used to upload movies to a torrent site for years has been ordered by a court to pay $652,000 in damages for uploading a single pre-release film, a record so far for a Swedish movie, TorrentFreak reports. That’s how much the studio would have charged to allow the user to share the movie for free. “[The $652,000] refers to compensation and is equal to what the man would have paid if he had bought a license to distribute the movie for free downloads,” anti-piracy Rights Alliance organization lawyer Henrik Pontén said. “The man also has to pay damages for other losses such as disturbing the market and goodwill losses. This shows what damages are caused

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