The Pirate Bay is facing significant pushback in Europe. The Oslo District Court just ruled that ISPs must block The Pirate Bay website. Now the UK is also taking action.
According to details just reported by TorrentFreak, the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has arrested a man in Liverpool as part of a joint investigation with PRS for Music.
The man is suspected of uploading Top 40 songs to torrent websites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents every week.
The 38 year old allegedly ran a website offering regular and a cappella versions of songs. Police say the site brought in advertising revenue, which shifts the matter into commercial infringement.
Authorities estimated that these uploads caused “millions of pounds” in potential damage to the music industry.
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