Artists Will Not Receive Royalties From $675,000 Via Pirate Bay; Labels To Spend Money Elsewhere

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 30, 2012

Pirate Bay is a widely popular file-sharing community, and earlier this year the site was sentenced to pay major labels $675,000 to compensate artists for royalties lost via illegal downloading. Regardless of the preconceived notin of this action, the labels have decided to use Pirate Bay’s money in new anti-piracy campaigns instead of giving a dime to any artists. Check out part of an article discussing the matter below by clicking “Read More.”

In other words, the money that the Court awarded to compensate artists and rightsholders for their losses is not going to the artists at all. Instead, the labels will simply hand it over to IFPI for their ongoing anti-piracy efforts, which we documented in detail earlier this week.

According to former Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde, one of the people convicted in the case, this shows who the real “thieves” are.

“Regarding the issue that they’ve already divvied up the loot, it’s always fun to see that they call it ‘recovered money’ (i.e. money they’ve lost) but that they’re not going to give the artists in question any of it,” Sunde told TorrentFreak.

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  2. weareall-soldiers reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Unbelievable. What bullshit.
  3. properflacko reblogged this from sleepwalkingincircles and added:
    money hungry bloodsuckers… this...news of brand new leaving their label to go back...
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    This is appalling, just appalling.
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    How counter intuitive.
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    DIY till I die.
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  23. hopelesstetris reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Fucking greedy, money hungry, asshole labels. Pay your fucking artists! I wonder if they’re aware, they’re just killing...
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  28. markkasper reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    typical bullshit
  29. ifyouwont reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Bullshit. Artists>labels
  30. belowsoilanddirt reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    This is fucking bullshit. These artists create revenue for your fucking labels. They earned that money. It’s why I...
  31. mylifeaslumos reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    WHAT IS THIS CROCK OF SHIT
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  33. leftwithnoname reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    According to the labels, piracy hurts the artists. According to this case, law suits don’t help the artists
  34. hvnspregnantteens reblogged this from inthedeepend and added:
    Horseshit
  35. inthedeepend reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Typical bullshit. Complain about artists not getting royalties. Get the royalties, don’t give them to the artists. nice...
  36. warriorpope reblogged this from theycametoconqueruranus and added:
    this month is just full of corruptness
  37. therickymartin reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    This just made me want to fucking steal everything for the rest of my life
  38. theycametoconqueruranus reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    well this doesn’t make sense
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