Court rules fan subtitles on TV and movies are illegal

Get the Full StorySubtitle lovers, beware: a court just ruled that making fan subtitles or translations is not protected by the law. A Dutch group called translated the Free Subtitles Foundation took anti-piracy group BREIN to court over fansubbing. BREIN has previously been active in taking fan subtitles and translations offline, and the Foundation was hoping a Dutch court would come down on the side of fair use. The court didn t quite see it that way. It ruled that making subtitles without permission from the property owners amounted to copyright infringement. BREIN wasn t unsympathetic, but said it couldn t allow fansubbers to continue doing what they re doing… This story continues at The Next Web

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