A Swedish man is facing legal action from record label Sony after he allegedly leaked Beyoncé’s 2011 album ‘4’ online before the release date.
TorrentFreak.com confirmed that the man with a Gothenburg address is a member of the music industry and he posted the entire album on popular torrent site the Pirate Bay.
The label reports that it lost sales and that its relationship with Beyoncé was imperiled by the leak. It also said its marketing efforts and Beyoncé’s own reputation was also affected. However, fans are not pleased with the legal action being taken by Sony and many torrent fans claim to be ‘angry’ with the record label for suing the Swedish man.
Sony has reportedly sued him for $233,000. Despite the piracy, “4” sold 310,000 copies in its first week of release and topped the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart.
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