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LeaseWeb loses court appeal to BREIN

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2008 16:58

LeaseWeb loses court appeal to BREIN An Amsterdam Court of Appeals has ruled against the Dutch web host LeaseWeb , meaning the host will have to divulge the personal information of torrent tracker Everlasting.nl to the anti-piracy agent BREIN.
Late last year BREIN began its attacks on LeaseWeb, claiming that it was the host to many large torrent sites. It won an injunction on a few of the sites including Everlasting.nl and the courts ordered that the personal information be released to the authorities. BREIN was happy with the decision, but LeaseWeb vowed to fight and the appeal has dragged on for months.

"Leaseweb is to file an appeal against the preliminary injunction relating to the 'Everlasting' bit torrent site hosted by Leaseweb. This means that the court of appeal in Amsterdam will hear the full case against the Brein foundation again,"
LeaseWeb originally said.

LeaseWeb first made headlines when BREIN got the huge torrent tracker Demonoid shut down. The tracker however has since moved to servers in other countries and seems to be back up and running.

“In a recent case at the Amsterdam District Court, LeaseWeb was ordered to take down such sites. Although LeaseWeb has filed an appeal and will keep fighting for its client’s rights up to the highest court, LeaseWeb regrettably has no choice but to obey the court order and take down sites that list (bittorrent/edonkey) files,”
read the original statement from the web host as well.

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