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    "A hosting provider who refused to hand over the personal details of a torrent site administrator has been told by a judge to comply. EuroAccess who hosted the site Torrent.to must also pay all of the costs associated with bringing the case to court. Meanwhile, torrent.to moved to Sweden, where the site continues to operate."

    "Until a year ago, The Netherlands was considered to be a safe haven for BitTorrent sites. However, due to legal pressure from the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, this has changed dramatically.

    It started last year when LeaseWeb, once one of the largest BitTorrent hosts, was ordered to shut down the BitTorrent tracker everlasting.nu. This led to a an exodus of BitTorrent sites such as BTjunkie, Demonoid, What.cd and Waffles.fm, some left voluntarily, and others were urged by Leaseweb. Leaseweb did however file for an appeal against BREIN, which they lost last week. The Amsterdam court upheld their earlier decision, and the web hosting company was ordered to shut down the BitTorrent tracker everlasting.nu, and hand over the admin’s personal information.

    Now, only a few days later, another hosting company, EuroAccess, faces a similar judgment. The court ruled that it was obvious that the website torrent.to was facilitating copyright infringement, and ordered EuroAccess to take the site down, and hand over the personal details of the site owner to BREIN."

    Source: Full Article @ TorrentFreak
    Related: Swedes Massively Protest Wiretap Law
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    wow ,
    what a shame.
    my whole bittorrent world started with torrent.to .
    im glad that they are still up and i wish the best of luck for the admin.
    do you guys think hes sued right away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eram View Post
    wow ,
    what a shame.
    my whole bittorrent world started with torrent.to .
    im glad that they are still up and i wish the best of luck for the admin.
    do you guys think hes sued right away?
    What do you mean "right away"?
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    i mean since they forced the hoster to give out his name.
    just wondering what the expected sentence for the admin would be if he has to go to court.
    Last edited by eram; 07-14-2008 at 04:18 PM.

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    Sweden is becoming the last oasis... =)

    Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out, they leave the West behind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopezfd View Post
    Sweden is becoming the last oasis... =)
    For how long? I don't know if you heard about the FRA-law

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