Most of the world’s largest and most important BitTorrent trackers are situated in The Netherlands, so you would expect that if anyone would be a target of Dutch anti-piracy oufit BREIN, they would. Wrong. BREIN has a long record of ignoring the heavyweights and picking on the little guy. Their latest target is dsb-tracker.org, a tiny BitTorrent tracker few will have heard of.
BREIN proudly announced that they have taken down another BitTorrent site. Initially the administrator of dsb-tracker.org ignored BREIN and refused to take the site offline. However, after BREIN contacted the hosting provider of dsb-tracker.org, the administrator caved in and took the site down. BREIN said that they are likely to demand $175.000 compensation, in order to cover the damages and expenses.
Over the past years BREIN managed to shut down 131 sites that offered links to copyrighted content. Most of these sites were smaller BitTorrent sites, hosted on free hosting accounts or on a server box connected to a private DSL line.
You might wonder why BREIN is only picking on these smaller guys? Well, the answer is pretty simple, their intimidation tactics will not impress the larger torrent sites. Most of the larger BitTorrent sites and trackers have decent lawyers, and so far BREIN doesn’t have a strong case in court because BitTorrent sites are simply NOT illegal in The Netherlands.
I was member of this site and i received this mail from the BREIN
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date 19 mars (2days ago)
date 19 mars 2007 11:58
object Waarschuwing tegen het illegaal aanbieden van content
sent by anti-piracy.nl Pieter Haringsma<email@example.com>
Warning against illegal offering content. Prevent unlawfully or even illegal actions. You have used dsb-scene.org, Bittorrent that access to mainly illegal entertainment to site content offered. This site organised the ongeautoriseerde exchange of popular films, music and games between registered users, among which yourself. We indicate you that users of uitwisselnetwerken put the files which they download at the same time also to the other users for the arrangement (uploaden). Bittorrent sites do not offer thereby to the possibility of preventing this. Of course it is beautiful films, music and enjoy other content. But it is something very differently itself such material offer because for that the preceding authorisation of the claimants is necessary. It has been excluded that you if individually person the required authorisation has acquired of the claimants to put popular films, music or games with Bittorrent (or other ' p2p ' uitwisselnetwerken) to others. You do that nevertheless, then you make breach of the intellectual eigendomsrecht of authors, executive artists and producers. They and vele other people who deserve their bread with creating and to the man bring of music, films and interactive software suffer large damage by this form of illegal distribution. Those are thus unlawful and when that happens deliberately also illegal. We request you support creativity and for legal product to choose. Foundation BREIN, www.anti piracy.nl maintaining for authors, executive artists, editors, producers and distributors against piracy of music, film, games and interactive software