Amsterdam
17 August 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

BREIN shuts down sheet music group


Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has closed down a Facebook group that was offering infringing sheet music.

The owner of the group paid €250 to BREIN and signed a cancellation statement. BREIN said the owner was planning to shutdown the group anyway, following certain issues.

Tim Kuik, director at BREIN, said: “Publishing sheet music is not [lucrative].”

“If you are doing music, reward that creativity and use legal offerings.”

He added: “Sheet music is only legal for sale and use by choirs and orchestras. Licences can be obtained.”

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