Thursday December 20, 2012

Web Designer Sentenced For Creating Piracy Website

Offering illegal downloads directly from your site? The courts will come after you. Run a site offering links to illegal downloads? Ditto. Build a website that is used for piracy? You guessed it, they are coming after you now too.

Yesterday the now 24-year-old was convicted for assisting in copyright infringement and aiding attempted violations of copyright law. The Court ruled that despite only being a designer, he must’ve known that the true purpose of StudentBay was to infringe the copyrights of the book companies. The man received probation and was ordered to complete 75 hours unpaid work. He must also pay 42,000 kronor ($6405) in damages. The money he made from the site was confiscated.