Canal + fights Polish piracy

The owner of the pirate site patrzajto.pl has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment for distributing original content shown by Poland’s Platforma Canal+, formerly known as nc+.

Media2.pl reports that the content in question was the second season of the series Belfer, produced by Canal+, and the verdict is final.

Quoting a member of the anti-piracy division at Platforma Canal+, it also says that the pirate intentionally did not share content through his own infrastructure and only employed the video players of external services, embedding them on a website.

This is the first such important judgement and can become a reference point for the future.

In May 2018 another pirate was fined PLN160,000 (€36,553) and received a prison sentence of 10 months, suspended for three years, for pirating football matches shown by nc+.

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