US Court Orders 27 Pirate Site Operators to Pay $1 Million Each in Damages

A district court in Florida has ordered 27 pirate site operators to each pay $1 million in damages due to distributing of links to copyright-infringing streams of ABS-CBN (largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines). The default judgment was ordered in favor of media giant ABS-CBN, which has scored several victories in US courts in 2019. Despite facing hefty damages, none of the site operators turned up in court.