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Author Topic: Pirate Bay Uploader Can’t be Criminally Prosecuted, Court Rules  (Read 429 times)

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http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-uploader-cant-be-criminally-prosecuted-court-rules-140129/

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Two years ago Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN referred a local Pirate Bay user to the authorities, who launched a criminal case against the man.

The case in question was the first criminal proceeding against a BitTorrent uploader in the Netherlands, with the prosecutor accusing 23-year-old Stefan K of uploading 5,000 e-books.

While the man admitted to uploading the torrent, his lawyer argued that the public prosecutor had no right to go after his client because file-sharing lawsuits belong in civil court.

Current policy rules prescribe that copyright infringements should only be handled in a criminal court if the defendant is part of a criminal organization, or when the infringements are carried out as business activities.

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