Illegal Streaming Boxes Won’t Be Banned in the NetherlandsAdded: Monday, December 7th, 2015
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A Dutch court did not ban a website engaged in selling devices allowing to stream copyrighted content from the web, saying that the final outcome to the case launched by an anti-piracy outfit depends on answers to questions already filed with the EU Court of Justice.
Online streaming has become very popular over recent years, and torrent users have also joined the trend, using the streaming abilities of the popular Popcorn Time app. The problem is that this software uploads as well, which means that users can be exposed to claims of copyright violation. At the same time, streaming directly from a single source (usually a website) doesn’t carry such risks. This is why set-top boxes offering free streaming of videos are so popular today – they use the same kind of almost risk-free software.
Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN was quick to take action against this unofficial market. For example, the group filed a lawsuit against Moviestreamer.nl, a website selling hardware for streaming purposes. The anti-piracy group asked for an injunction against the website, insisting that it violates copyright.
However, the court decided not to hand down a ban on the sale of such devices, because the case is equal to the one BREIN has pending against Filmspeler.nl. The company claimed that it doesn’t infringe copyright, because its users do not download content from illegal source. It should be noted that the Dutch government banned the downloading of content from illegal sources but did not mention streaming. To clarify the issue, the Dutch court referred questions to the EU Court of Justice. In the meantime, the court decided there would be no injunction against Moviestreamer. Yet.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, December 7th, 2015
|Something needs to be done about this BREIN outfit, they are just to hyper. Every time I see or hear of them its never good.|
|posted by (2015-12-08 08:04:14)|
|Anytime you hear about any of the BREIN or MAFIAA assh0les it's never good!!!||
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