A 37-year-old man received a 60-day suspended prison sentence for pirating more than a thousand works through local BitTorrent trackers. The conviction is the result of a broader crackdown on local torrent trackers, where both operators and users have been brought to justice. In addition to the sentence, the man also agreed to pay nearly $1,500 in damages to anti-piracy group Rights Alliance.
Danish law enforcement authorities have worked hard to shut down the thriving local torrent tracker scene.
The shutdown of these sites was a major blow to the local piracy ecosystem, but it didn’t take long before other sites stepped up. Both Asgaard and ShareUniversity opened their doors to new members, resulting in explosive growth.
The difference in this instance, however, was that the enforcement authorities kept up…