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Netherlands-based anti-piracy organisation BREIN has obtained a settlement agreement from the operator of a copyright-infringing website.
On the website, it said “the latest movies, series, e-books and games” were offered for download.
The settlement agreement amounted to €7,500 ($7,965), which BREIN said was in line with similar cases.
As part of the settlement, the website must display a message stating that “the making available of copyrighted works violates the copyright and related rights of the beneficiaries of that work”and that the site has been closed.
Tim Kuik, director of BREIN, said that the owner had said the uploading was a “runaway hobby”.
Kuik said: “But that does not detract from the great damage caused thereby to authors, producers, publishers and distributors.”
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