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

Submitted via IRC for SoyCow3941

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.

Source: https://torrentfreak.com/founder-of-fan-made-subtitle-site-lose-copyright-infringement-appeal-180318/


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by anubi on Tuesday March 27 2018, @09:20AM (1 child)

    by anubi (2828) on Tuesday March 27 2018, @09:20AM (#658906) Journal

    Probably the main reason Star Trek is not nearly as important to me as it once was.

    It could have turned into a lifelong obsession, just as football has for others.

    But, the powers that be wanted to kill it.

    Can you imagine the Professional Baseball Association lobbying Congress to put Little League out of business, claiming loss of stadium tickets because some dad's kid was playing an illegal game of baseball, not properly sanctioned and umpired by approved licenseholders?

    There is only one Congress on this planet that I believe would pass such a bill if the hand of some self-proclaimed rightsholder had that in his wish-list.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Pino P on Tuesday March 27 2018, @01:39PM

    by Pino P (4721) on Tuesday March 27 2018, @01:39PM (#658959) Journal

    Can you imagine the Professional Baseball Association lobbying Congress to put Little League out of business, claiming loss of stadium tickets because some dad's kid was playing an illegal game of baseball, not properly sanctioned and umpired by approved licenseholders?

    No, because ball sports are not subject to exclusive rights. In fact, that's the key difference in my mind between ball sports and esports that makes the former more legitimate. It's the difference that allowed the American League to exist and become the second US major league.