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Thread: Banned Anti-Piracy Company Could Prepare a New Hit

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    "A new anti-piracy tool called "Logistep Data Management Tool" was spotted parked a few days ago on the eparken domain name. Since it was noticed, the tool has been surprisingly taken offline. All the info points to the famous Logistep company that was tracking information on p2p users across Europe."

    "Logistep is a company that created a riot in the p2p community when many p2p users in several European countries started receiving threatening letters from copyright holders regarding legal action due to copyright infringement. The letters requested the users to pay different sums of money in exchange for not being called to court for sharing and downloading copyrighted information.

    Logistep is a so called anti-piracy company that tracks and gathers data about users sharing copyrighted material on p2p networks, which it sells afterwards to copyright owners. The company operated in several countries, but in March its actions were declared illegal in Italy because of privacy laws. They were also banned in Switzerland earlier this year for the same reasons and an official European Union statement noted that IP addresses should be treated as personal information that is subject to privacy laws. Even so, the company still operates in Germany and in the UK, where a lot of users are still called to court by copyright holders using data gathered by Logistep."

    Source: Full Article @ Softpedia
    Last edited by Alien5; Jun 6th, 2006 at
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    what sort of networks would this apply to then?

    i thought that in the UK you couldn't be prosecuted for just downloading?? is this true?

    what p2p networks would this apply to??
    Last edited by djkemp1; 08-13-2008 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Kind of sounds like a company that resorts to extorting people. Pay this or we'll call you to court.


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