BREIN Tracked down YouTube UploaderAdded: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Dutch anti-piracy outfit is still pursuing online pirates all over the world, including YouTube users. For example, BREIN has just forced a pirating movie uploader to stop his activities under threat that he may have to pay penalties up to thousands of euros.
As you can see, piracy problem is not restricted only to infringing websites and services. Copyright infringing content is widely available on many legitimate platforms as well, and YouTube is not an exception.
Although YouTube has fingerprinting technology in its Content-ID system, full copies of popular movies can still be easily found on the site, and BREIN’s member has found one. The group took an immediate action and traced the uploader, who had promised his audience a new movie every week. After that, BREIN claimed that YouTube uploaders might have to pay for their infringing activities and forced the uploader to cease his. The group also reiterated that illegal YouTube uploaders could face a cease and desist order with a penalty clause for future infringements, along with a settlement amount for the past infringements.
In this particular case, the uploader was let off without any monetary claims, but the anti-piracy group warned that repeat infringers might not be as lucky. As a result, BREIN didn’t need YouTube to hand over the personal details of the uploader, but the group claimed it could take the necessary legal action to do so in case of necessity. It must be said that BREIN actually did the same with an eBook pirate who used Google Play to share copyrighted content.
Industry observers recall that this was not the first time that the group has targeted an individual uploader. For example, earlier in 2016 it also targeted the Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents uploaders, as well as a prolific Usenet uploader and a Facebook music pirate. Unlike the YouTuber, all of them were ordered to pay thousands of euros in damages. It remains unknown why the uploader avoided punishment, but the suggestions are that BREIN decided to drop a monetary settlement because he was a minor. In addition, it is clearly more valuable for BREIN to let pirates know that they can face huge troubles on YouTube just like on any pirate website.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
|Never pirate without VPN, secure browser, fake emails for signing up, etc. Glad the person got off with a warning though.|
|BREIN again. Just flexing to put fear out there.|
|posted by (2016-10-16 12:30:59)|
|LOL, been going without VPN for quarter of a century. Come and get some!!!! And NSA did by breaking into my home since we have privacy policies.. They love to mess with families illegally.||
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