A final judgment in Białystok as a warning to the pirates!

A 25-year-old who illegally distributed thousands of films on the Internet and charged fees for watching them has to pay the copyright owners over  47 million zloty. The Court of Appeal in Białystok upheld the sentence of first instance, which sentenced him to a suspended year in prison.

The charges against the 25-year-old concerned activities from September 2015 to the beginning of October 2019, consisting in the distribution – without the appropriate rights – via an internet portal, of thousands of audiovisual works (the indictment mentioned nearly 62 thousand films) in order to achieve financial benefits.