Thursday September 15, 2016

Torrent Site Founder, Moderator and Users Receive Prison Sentences

I just don't understand stuff like this. Is running a torrent site really worth having to pay millions of dollars in fines and a prison sentence? The kicker is that some of the people arrested and fined were just moderators and users of the site. It's just not worth it.

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.