Dutch anti-piracy foundation, Brein, has sent an injunction to shareconnector.com demanding that they stop offering eD2K links within 5 days. Managing director of Stichting Brein, Tim Kuik, confirmed that the creators of the site have received the injunction and that they had already had contact with them. If shareconnector do not remove the eD2K links, then the site owners may be sued. Shareconnector however seem determined to stand their ground in this quote from Adi, the founder of shareconnector.
"First off all the news is real. Secondly chill down and relax because ShareConnector is not going to be shut down by anyone. BREIN is a pathetic private organization that tries to scare ed2k sites away. Not us!
At the moment there isn't much to say and on Monday we will hear more from our lawyer. I will make an announcement when we know more."
Hosting Company Mindlab also received an injunction and a spokesman is quoted as saying "We contacted our lawyer and will decide on Monday what to do".
It is still unclear whether eD2K links actually break any copyright laws. These links are not direct links to content, but are references to files on the donkey network. Basically, they are just a quick link to files you could simply find by searching using one of the many donkey network clients.