Dutch FilmWorks is launching an experiment in which they will send people caught downloading torrents a 'fine' of 150 euros, per download. The Dutch film distributor is starting with people who illegally downloaded new film The Hitman's Bodyguard, the company announced on Thursday, NU.nl reports.
Netherlands film distributor Dutch FilmWorks was granted permission this week to collect the IP addresses and handle the personal data of internet users suspected of downloading movies and series from torrent websites. The authority over personal data, DPA, said Dutch FilmWorks took adequate measures to handle and protect the data it receives.
An appeal can still be filed against the decision, the DPA stated. Appeals against the decision may be filed in court up to January 17.
Netflix is launching its first Dutch-language series in 2019. The series is called Undercover and will be a Belgian-Dutch co-production starring Anna Drijver and Frank Lammers in the lead roles. Elise Schaap, Tom Waes, Raymond Thiry, Tim Haars and Huub Smit are also cast in the ten part series, RTL Nieuws reports.
Film distributor Dutch Filmworks (DFW) plans to soon start fining Dutch pirates, owner Willem Pruijssers said to RTL Z. Starting in October, the distributor plans to track Dutch illegally downloading or streaming its products. Those caught doing so will be sent a "settlement letter" with a fine amount, which they can either pay or fight in court, according to the broadcaster.
The Dutch film distributor, Dutch Filmworks, is planning to go after individual Dutch Popcorn Time users and demand compensation for damages done. Spokesperson for the company Peter de Haan told broadcaster NOS that the intention is to approach users either this year or next. Popcorn Time allows user to watch movies and TV series without paying.
Copyright watchdog BREIN has filed a lawsuit against a provider of streaming media players in an effort to stop the sale of these devices. The case is currently before the European court. Should this lawsuit prove successful, the anti-piracy foundation will turn its attention to other providers
Parties in the Dutch film industry wants to send letters to internet users who download movies from illegal sources, in which they are made aware of their behavior, NOS.nl reports.