Thursday December 01, 2011

Copyright Corruption Scandal Surrounds Anti-Piracy Campaign

Anti-piracy groups can be just as corrupt as the people they are at war with? Say it isn't so! You have to feel bad for the artists though, they seem to be the only ones that consistently hosed by both sides.

Anti-piracy group BREIN is caught up in a huge copyright scandal in the Netherlands. A musician who composed a track for use at a local film festival later found it being used without permission in an anti-piracy campaign. He is now claiming at least a million euros for the unauthorized distribution of his work on DVDs. To make matters even worse, a board member of a royalty collection agency offered to help the composer to recoup the money, but only if he received 33% of the loot.