The money is – in a stale and willfully ignorant use of almost a million dollars – going to fund anti-piracy initiatives. It’s all in the lede. Full story at TorrentFreak:

Earlier this year the sentences against the Pirate Bay defendants were made final. Aside from prison sentences, they will have to pay damages to the entertainment industries, including €550,000 to several major music labels. The court awarded the damages to compensate artists and rightsholders for their losses. However, it now turns out that artists won’t see a penny of the money, as the labels have allocated it to IFPI to fund new anti-piracy campaigns.

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