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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: 3, Insightful) by Rivenaleem on Tuesday March 27 2018, @03:02PM

    by Rivenaleem (3400) on Tuesday March 27 2018, @03:02PM (#658996)

    If I wanted to 3D-print, or knit or papier-maché for myself and others cases for iPhones, do I need to get Apple's permission? The Subtitles are a wrapper for the original product, which enhance it for the end-user. Perhaps if I sold them as "Genuine Apple Endorsed iPhone covers" I might be breaching trademark or some advertising claims, but if from the outset they are marketed as "Fan-made products for your bought and paid for device" then there shouldn't be a problem.

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