Watch this Czech pirate's YouTube video or he'll get an enormous high-quality

Watch this Czech pirate's YouTube video or he'll get a huge fine

The Czech Republic’s first convicted software program pirate has been provided an sudden means of escaping punishment: log 200,000 video views on YouTube and Fb or be handed an enormous superb. The person in query, who’s 30 years previous and recognized solely as Jakub F, was initially handed a 3-yr suspended sentence and requested to forfeit his PC, arduous drives and DVD backups after being discovered responsible of sharing unlawful copies of Home windows and different copyrighted software program on boards over the previous eight years.

As he was unable to cowl the 5.7 million crowns ($223,709 or £148,314) in damages to software program producers, the Enterprise Software program Alliance (BSA) helped Jakub F attain an out-of-courtroom settlement with rightsholders that allowed him to pay a smaller nice and make up the remaining by making a video that raises consciousness of software program piracy. The one potential impediment is that “The Story of My Piracy” video, which might be discovered on a devoted web site arrange by Jackub, should been seen by 200,000 individuals or the multi-million crown effective shall be enforced.

On the time of writing, the professionally shot video has been seen one hundred twenty,000 occasions on YouTube because it was uploaded on November twenty second. We have embedded it under, however until you’ve got a grasp of Czech, you in all probability will not perceive most of it. However it nonetheless means you’ll be able to play an element in deciding the pirate’s destiny.

“I assumed that I wasn’t doing something incorrect. I assumed that it did not harm the large corporations. I did not even do it for the cash, I did it for enjoyable,” says Jakub on his web site (translated by TorrentFreak). “I felt within the warez group that I meant one thing. I used to be satisfied that I used to be too small a fish for somebody to get to me. However ultimately, they received me. Even for me, the investigators got here to work.”