The two men suspected of being behind the illegal movie streaming site Swefilmer prosecuted for copyright infringement, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.
One of the men prosecuted also for aggravated money laundering offenses and the trial is expected to be held within two weeks.
the two men, 22 and 25 years old, is suspected according to a press release from the Public Prosecutor to have been behind the illegal movie streaming site Swefilmer – a website where movies are added without permission, and that the viewer can stream on the website.
the prosecution brought in Varberg District Court includes over 1400 films, and the prosecutor claims that the 14 million that the men should have earned on the website shall be forfeited.
– that’s what I think we can demonstrate that they served, said combing raw divers Anna Ginner Aftonbladet.
the 22-year-old likely to be required at just over 30 000, the paper said.
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Swefilmer was shut down last year
indictment of copyright infringement, but one of the men also suspected of aggravated money laundering offenses and the trial is expected to be held within two weeks.
Swefilmer was shut down in late July last year after a search of one of the administrators. The site was then offered the streaming of Swedish subtitled movies and TV series since 13 February 2011 – without film and television companies’ permission. They used a server in Russia.
In an youtube clips told one of the men after the website shut down last year:
– It’s been a tough month to say the least. On July 8, I got a search by the police at home. I got rid of the computer, phone and other things, he said.
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resurfaced under partly different domain name
During the investigation, seized assets of SEK 13 million came from advertising revenue and donations.
But just a month later reported Swedish Radio culture new to Swefilmer were found up on the web, with one part another domain name. Then there’s film “Beck – Room 302″ posted on the new site.
It was unclear if the new site had links to the Swefilmer.com closed down.
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