Thread: Dutch anti-piracy oufit Brein scores one against Leaseweb

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  1. #1 Dutch anti-piracy oufit Brein scores one against Leaseweb 
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    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>In response to this decision several BitTorrent admins, who prefer not to be named, already announced that they have plans to leave Leaseweb. Others are setting up backup locations in case their site s are targeted. An admin of one of the bigger BitTorrent sites said:

    ?It looks like we?re not going to be very safe anymore on Leaseweb, we are putting backups in place on another location, just in case.?

    This Thursday, the Amsterdam court concluded that structurally facilitated copyright infringement by allowing their users to download copyrighted content via torrents hosted on their site.

    Leaseweb?s lawyers argued that there was no evidence that these torrents really pointed to copyrighted works. They referred to the fact that rights holders often upload fake files themselves and that the name of a .torrent file is not sufficient to prove that copyrighted works are being distributed. Brein responded to this argument by stating that then would be a very customer unfriendly BitTorrent site if this was the case, and the judge agreed with this.

    At the end of the hearing the court decided that Leaseweb has to take down and hand over the name and address of the owner. Additionally, Leaseweb is obliged to take down, in case the site returns in the near future.

    It still remains unclear what made the judge decide that everlasting is facilitating copyright infringement and how this will affect the position of all the other BitTorrent sites hosted by Leaseweb. The fact that everlasting has their own BitTorrent tracker was not used as an argument in the decision. So does this mean that hosting .torrent files is illegal now?

    Brein sure thinks so, they already announced another lawsuit against Leaseweb to take down another BitTorrent site. At this point it is not sure whether this is one of the big players like Torrentspy, BTjunkie and Demonoid, or yet again a smaller BitTorrent site.</div>

    <span style="color:DarkOrchid">Not a good thing. Looks to be that places like Demonoid are going to have to relocate if Brein keeps cracking down on this. What shit reasoning they used to shut it down too. This could explain why Demonoid is down too by the way, if you're a frequent user/member. They're probably moving with backups possibly.</span>
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  2. #2 Dutch anti-piracy oufit Brein scores one against Leaseweb 
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    Why don't the MPAA, RIAA, and similar organizations just give up? There's no point to this "war" against piracy. People aren't going to stop and the organizations aren't "losing" any money because they never had it in the first place. All they're doing is brainwashing people that are already on their side and pissing off everyone else. :mad:
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