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.
Copyright watchdog BREIN reached a settlement agreement with a group of pirates called 2Lions Team. The group will pay a total of 67,500 euros and stop uploading copyrighted videos, the foundation announced on Monday.
No other country in the world shows as much interest in Popcorn Time as the Netherlands. In a letter to its shareholders, Netflix states that it is "sobering" that Popcorn Time is almost as popular as Netflix in the Netherlands