Tag Archives: France

Torrent Website Founder, Moderator and Customers Obtain Jail Sentences

By | September 16, 2016

The 28-year-old former operator of a French-based torrent site has been ordered to serve a year in jail and pay a five million euro fine. A moderator received a four-month suspended sentence. Somewhat unusually, four regular users of the site were tracked down by their IP addresses. They too received custodial sentences.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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Courtroom: Google and Bing Don’t Need to Censor “Torrent” Searches

By | July 20, 2016

Google and Bing are not required to automatically filter “torrent” related searches to prevent piracy, the High Court of Paris has decided. The filter, requested by the local music industry group SNEP, would be too broad, ineffective, and target legitimate content as well.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

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