Third person fined over internet piracy

An Elton John and Coldplay fan is the third person to be fined for internet piracy.

The Copyright Tribunal has penalised a CallPlus customer who illegally shared almost 100 tracks and offered no explanation for the offences.

The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand suggested a fine of almost $4000 but the ruling will see the offender only pay around $800 for the crimes.

However, the order is marginally higher than the two previous orders of $616 and $557 dollars.

The RIANZ said it was happy to see a third person fined for internet piracy.

A spokesperson said they were pleased with the ruling because it sends a message that if you illegally share files you can expect a hefty fine.

- Newstalk ZB

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