Court Orders Pirate to Reach 200K YouTube Views in an Anti-Piracy Video to Avoid Fines
Piracy is a major issue around the globe and lately companies have shown more aggression against it. Courts are also doing their best under today’s laws to fight against piracy.
A piracy case was recently presented in front of a court where a Czech man was found guilty. Microsoft, 20th Century Fox and Sony Music demanded compensation for the content he shared and the court ordered him to pay half a million dollars.
Of course, the man in question wasn’t able to pay this amount so the court came up with a really interesting way to make things even.
The court of law asked him to star in an anti-piracy YouTube video. If this video reaches 200,000 views, this man wouldn’t have to pay half a million dollars.
He distributed pirated copies of Microsoft Windows, music and other types of software. Court isn’t causing him to go bankrupt but he is now the star of a hit video called “The Story of My Piracy.”
It’s an interesting approach, one that should be appreciated due to its uniqueness. The man also started a new website to promote his video.