This admin helped music pirates pilfer 1 billion copyrighted tracks

Found on Ars Technica on Monday, 11 September 2017
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The admin for a prolific file-sharing site that helped pirates score more than 1 billion tracks now faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of criminal copyright infringement.

"Through ShareBeast and other related sites, this defendant profited by illegally distributing copyrighted music and albums on a massive scale," Atlanta US Attorney John Horn said. "The collective work of the FBI and our international law enforcement partners have shut down the ShareBeast websites and prevented further economic losses by scores of musicians and artists."

Funny that more and more artists begin to realize that sharing their work is a new way to attract fans so they can profit from other methods to generate income, like advertising or concerts. The bis industries keep on telling workers to be flexible, but still cling to their old business models.