Thursday, February 17, 2005

DJ Pirate Fined 1,4 Million Euros!

This French Yahoo! News report is very low on details, but it brings a bewildering story: an Italian DJ has been condemned to pay a record fine of 1,4 million Euros for using pirated material in a night club close to Rome. The police of the Italian city of Rieti explained that it has searched a night club this week and seized 500 illegal music videos and more than 2000 MP3 files. The police also said that the DJ was "well-known". The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry commented that such a fine had never been imposed on a private individual.
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Later: The news spins fast: Techdirt has a comment and a link to a Reuters story that does not bring any more details.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's too exagerated, especially for mp3 music you normally download through limewire or different sharing networks. It's not fair. It's a free world. Europe sucks on the pirating campaign.

17/12/06 03:09  

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