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posted by Fnord666 on Monday March 26 2018, @06:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the subtitles-provided-by-no-one dept.

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The founder of a site that provided fan-created subtitles has lost his appeal against a conviction for copyright infringement. In 2017 a Swedish court found that the unauthorized distribution of movie subtitles is a crime, sentencing the then 32-year-old to probation and a fine. The Court of Appeal has now largely upheld that earlier verdict.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 27 2018, @02:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 27 2018, @02:14AM (#658752)

    What you're missing is that the owners of these copyrighted products aren't interested in money. The heads of the corporations have more money than they already know what to do with. If they wanted more money, via additional sales, then of course they wouldn't mind if someone else made their products more attractive, and for free to boot.

    What they want is control. They enjoy being able to say who gets what, and who doesn't. They also enjoy squashing little ants like us who might dare to transgress against the dictates of our masters.

    Once you understand what they really want, their actions stand explained.