Russian Gov't Forced To Pay Newspaper Editor It Falsely Accused Of Piracy
from the government-sometimes-loses dept
Thankfully, the Russian government isn't always succeeding with this strategy. Danny O'Brien was kind enough to send over the news that Sergei Kurt-Adzhiev, a local news editor in Samara, has finally been declared not guilty in his years-long fight against the Russian government in one of these trumped-up piracy lawsuits. Not only that, but in this case, the Russian Finance Ministry was ordered to pay him 450,000 rubles, or about $15,200 for the false charges that he'd used pirated software.
In response to the win, Sergei apparently said:
"I am pleased with the court's decision, though I believe it would have been fairer to collect my compensation from those law enforcement agents who illegally persecuted me. I am ready to identify those persons by name and to determine the monetary responsibility of each."Should be interesting to see if he follows through on that threat...