EMule Paradise founder suspended 14 months in prison

EMule Paradise founder suspended 14 months in prison

The founder and administrator of the illegal download platform eMule Paradise, Vincent Valade was thus sentenced to a 14-month suspended prison sentence, the Paris Criminal Court also ordered the seizure of property, including a Porsche Cayenne 4×4.

emule The man was prosecuted for allowing the illegal downloading of more than 7000 films on his site between 2005 and 2006. At the time, eMule Paradise was one of the most popular French platforms, the site benefited from the success of the P2P client eMule.

Twenty years old at the time of the facts, he indicated that he had "acted out of passion". According to the investigation, he would have drawn 418,000 euros in revenue with the platform through advertising and a pornographic site linked to the main site.

For its part, the advertising management of eMule Paradise (Net Avenir) was also fined 50,000 euros, its manager received an eight-month suspended prison sentence. Audiovisual professionals asked for 8 million euros in compensation, ultimately they will only receive 45,000 euros.