RIAA Wins $83 Million in Piracy Damages From YouTube Rippers
The RIAA has secured a multi-million dollar victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. A Virginia federal approved the damages request after a hard-fought legal battle that took place over several years. The stream-rippers previously closed their doors to U.S. traffic but remain accessible elsewhere for now.
Last October, the RIAA secured a major victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com and their Russian operator Tofig Kurbanov.
A Virginia federal court issued a default judgment in favor of several prominent music companies after the defendant walked away from the lawsuit.
According to the order, there is a clear need to deter the behavior of Kurbanov who failed to hand over evidence including server logs. “A less drastic sanction is unlikely to salvage this case,” the judge wrote.
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