Day: March 13, 2017

Website operator jailed for distributing copyright infringing copies of musical works: R v EvansWebsite operator jailed for distributing copyright infringing copies of musical works: R v Evans



Is operating a website that provides links to torrent websites which facilitates unauthorized downloading of musical works a criminal offence? If so, can the operator of such sites expect jail time as punishment for this crime? In a recent decision of the English and Wales Court of Appeal in Evans, R. v [2017] EWCA Crim 139 (14 February 201), the accused, Mr Evans, was convicted of two offences of distributing infringing copies of musical works and was sentenced to 12 months in prison for these crimes.

Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-03-12Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-03-12