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Dutch court: Web site must remove copyright works

Dutch court: Web site must remove copyright works

A civil court is ordering Dutch Web site Mininova to remove within three months all files on its servers that point to copyrighted works or face a fine of up to ⁈ion ($7.16 million).
Mininova rivals Sweden's The Pirate Bay as the largest index of BitTorrent files, software that can be used to trade movies, music and computer games.
In Wednesday's ruling, the Utrecht District Court agreed with Stichting Brein, a Dutch-based organization funded by copyright-holder groups, that Mininova was inciting users to violate copyright.
Unlike The Pirate Bay, Mininova was already removing files when it received a takedown notice from copyright holders. But the court said that wasn't good enough, and it should assume all commercial media works are copyrighted.


Updated : 2021-03-04 09:22 GMT+08:00