The directors of a Dutch GmbH for selling illegal IPTV offers will face a record fine of 115.000 Pay in euros.
The Dutch Antipiracy Association BREIN recently brought down another illegal IPTV provider. This time a settlement was reached with the directors of four limited liability companies. A court has held the defendants personally liable for their unlawful trade in pre-installed media boxes and IPTV subscriptions.
IPTV operators tried to protect themselves with their GmbH
The final total is 115.000 EUR, part of which is subject to change. The already signed waiver of future violations with a penalty clause of 10.000 EUR per violation or day or part thereof remains in force despite payment. According to German law, this would be comparable to a cease and desist declaration.
“The personal liability conviction shows that the pirates cannot hide behind a GmbH. These guys thought they could make a fortune from their illegal IPTV trade. And that cost them dearly,” wrote BREIN director Tim Kuik in his press release.