A 49 year-old Italian man has been fined €6.4m (around $8.6m) for crimes including fraud and copyright infringement relating to five filesharing sites including ItalianShare, MusicShare and FilmShare. The man was arrested in July 2012 amid claims that he had made €580k from ads and donations, while also avoiding paying taxes on some of those revenues by using fake in voices. The fine is the largest ever for an Italian filesharing-related case, according to TorrentFreak. Rightsholders are understandably happy with the outcome. “For the first time the Fiscal police did a very sophisticated analysis of the economics behind an infringing site using the standard procedure they are using for the money laundering investigation,” says anti-piracy body FIMI’s president Enzo Mazza.

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