Internet cafe fined for copyright breach

Copyright infringements have earned a Sydney internet cafe hefty fines.

A Sydney internet cafe owner has been charged with 40 counts of copyright infringement.

Interville Technology had three servers and 60 computers that contained hundreds of thousands of music, TV and movie files.

According to the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) and the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), the cafe would charge patrons an hourly fee to access the content.

The cafe, located at World Square in Sydney’s CBD, was fined $82,000 and ordered to pay court costs.

Neil Gane, operations director of AFACT, said the ruling would send a clear message to internet cafe owners who breach copyright for their business.

Source: The Australian IT