Anti-Piracy Group Physically Tracked Down The Pirate Bay’s OwnerAdded: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
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Tim Kuik, The managing director for BREIN (Dutch anti-piracy outfit) is reported to track down in Austria the co-owner of the world’s most popular BitTorrent website. The reason was to deliver him a copy of a decision handed out by the Dutch court against him in person as reported by TorrentFreak .
Dutch anti-piracy group seems to go to great lengths to just ensure that the co-founder of BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay is aware of a latest decision against him.
It was last month when BREIN succeeded to convince a judge at a full trial that the Swedish BitTorrent tracker website facilitated the copyright violation by being engaged in distribution of the trackers enabling users to share copyrighted content. It was actually an appeal of another decision against the BitTorrent tracker handed out last fall, and consequently a culmination of long-lasting attempts by BREIN that started over a year ago.
After hearing the appeal, the judge demanded that The Pirate Bay immediately started preventing Dutch visitors from accessing the copyrighted content. The three co-owners were given three months to delete a list of torrents or, if failed, to face penalties up to $65,000 per day. As the founders have so far refused to comply with the decision, Tim Kuik, BREIN’s managing director, was appointed to personally make sure those three are aware of the court ruling. That’s why Kuik, when learned that one of the co-founders, Peter Sunde, would be in Austria to take part in a public debate, apparently dropped everything to come too and deliver him the ruling in person.
He later wrote on Tweeter that he had just explained the latest Dutch verdict to the convicted owner of Pirate Bay in Vienna and had handed him a copy of the ruling, which said “stop infringement or pay $65,000 a day.” In addition, he filmed and taped the action to be able to prove it later. Tim Kuik told that he spotted Peter Sunde on a terrace and approached him to explain the decision and give him a copy of it. This means that now he is aware of the verdict and the terms are running.
That was the whole thing. No-one of the tracker’s co-owners has bothered to appear in court. They actually insist that they have no connection with the tracker anymore, claiming that the true owner of the site is Reservella. However, Dutch court has refused to accept such argument.
August 24th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
|COPYRIGHT IS IN NOIR BACK TOO.|
THEY SEND ME SOME MAIL TODAY ABOUT WOLFMAN-NOIR-TORRENT.
IN CASE EXTRATORRENT WANT TO KNOW.
|Uh the Dutch Court refuses to accept such argument? Why? What evidence has this court been shown to uphold their "refusal"?|
|Sweden is NOT Holland! Isn't it GREAT to have a free world where other countries have NO SAY at all in others business! Long live the TPB!|
As always, the TRUTH is that nothing can be done to prevent TPB and other torrent services! Don't know why they bother even trying!
TPB has not nor will delete even one single torrent nor prevent ANYONE from accessing trackers.
And NO! I am not one of the PIRATE BAY owners!!!!!!
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