A Finnish court has fined the owners of DirectConnect hub Sarah’s Secret Chamber more than €820,000 for copyright infringement. The damages will be paid to music, games and movies rightsholders, and is the highest compensation payout from any case involving Finland’s Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC). The site’s owner received a four-month suspended jail sentence, while her colleague got a three-month suspended sentence. According to prosecutors, the hub had around 1,600 users, and included nearly 750,000 albums in its stash of infringing content. The local Pirate Party has, naturally, condemned the ruling. “Even real crimes do not normally result in such large sums of compensation,” says chairman Pasi Palmulehto. 
Source: IFPI 
Source: p2pnet

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