File sharing site operator fined $8.5 million

File sharing site operator fined $8.5 million
The operator of an Italian file sharing website has been filed 6.4 million, or about $8.5 million.

ItalianShare had about 300,000 users and reportedly had 30,000 links to copyrighted material available through file lockets, BitTorrent and eD2K. The site operator, identified only as PG, was arrested in July last year on charged of copyright violations, tax fraud and others.



Italian authorities said that the defendant made 580,000 from advertisements and donations to the site.

He has been fined 6.4 million euros by the Salermo provincial judicial authority, after a case was brought against him by the Finance Guard's local office in Agropoli, which is responsible for investigating cybercrime, financial crime, smuggling, Intellectual property infringement and more.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 20 Feb 2013 22:46
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  • Nosredneh

    What kind of copyright material was on the site and what were the violations concerning ie: music?

    22.2.2013 12:38 #1

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