HD Videobox creator arrested
The application was created and administered by a 36-year-old resident of Lviv. The man provided access to watching films, despite the lack of permission from copyright holders, whose representatives are the Ukrainian Anti-Piracy Association.
The audience of the application was over a million people. The subscription to the premium account was $3. Also, a person monthly received about $3,700 from advertising, which was placed on his online resource.
Law enforcement officers have established that the application is one of the largest pirated online cinemas in the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. According to preliminary data, the attacker’s profit amounted to more than half a million USD.
On this fact, criminal proceedings were opened under Part 3 of Art. 176 (Infringement of copyright and related rights) of the Criminal Code.
During searches at the place of residence of the Lviv resident, law enforcement officers seized the equipment that was used to organize the technical infrastructure.
Now the question of the arrest is being decided. He faces up to 6 years in prison.
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