The online piracy trial over piracy protection between 26-year-old proprietor of Wawa-Mania, Dimitri Mader, and foremost movie and music copyright owners and software provider Microsoft, which has been going from 2009 had finally ended. The alleged culprit had been ordered to pay reparations amounting to $17.2 million.
Amid the rise of legal streaming websites, online piracy is still a very big business. Even with the relentless efforts of copyright enforcers, the problem seems to stay. One reason is because top brands support the content theft sites through advertising.
Russia has never been too strict about their intellectual property rules. However, they have decided to update and strengthen their efforts to tackle online piracy. As first introduced in mid-2013, their anti-piracy law applied only to websites that shared pirated TV show and movies.
The producers of the blockbuster movie Piku have obtained a Piracy Blackout Order against Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents. Except for Vimeo, the other websites mentioned are popular in online piracy and illegal file sharing.