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Dutch anti-piracy association BREIN has helped shut down a Facebook group offering illegal sheet music.
In an announcement today, BREIN said the group’s administrator had signed a cancellation statement and paid a penalty of €250 ($292).
However, according to the anti-piracy association, the administrator was already planning to shut down the site.
Tim Kuick, director at BREIN, said that creativity should be rewarded and that sheet music is legally for sale.
In the first six months of 2017, BREIN helped shut down more than 230 illegal sites and seven Facebook groups.
According to the association, the percentage of illegal downloaders in the Netherlands has fallen from 41% at the end of 2013 to 27% by 2017.
Late last year, Facebook removed nine piracy groups from its website after BREIN requested their removal.
The groups featured “several thousand music albums” without the permission of rights owners.
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