Illegal site for film streaming made millions
A 32-year-old man has been arrested on a Dodecanese island for running a website that allowed people to watch films for free, allegedly earning him and others up to 200,000 euros per day.
A 28-year-old has also been charged with breaching intellectual property rights. Police are searching for several other people. Before viewing a film, visitors to the site were forced to watch a 1-minute advert, which was the website’s source of revenue. Some 930,000 films were viewed via the site every day and that the state lost 230 million euros in tax revenues. The unpaid royalties are estimated at some 465 million euros.