Estonian File-Sharing Website Owner Fined for Copyright Infringement

Jun 21 2011 - 13:32

The Estonian Pärnu County Court found Raido Käärid, the owner of the file-sharing website eestitorrent.com, guilty of copyright infringement.

Käärid was fined EUR 645 (USD 945) and was found guilty of illegally distributing Estonian and foreign movies and music, as well as recording and distributing TV shows broadcast on Estonian channels via his website.

The highest penalty in Estonia for illegal reproduction and distribution of commercial material is three years imprisonment.

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Source: ERR News — Estonian Public Broadcasting

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