Brein’s policy against illegal uploaders also targets established parties notably YouTube. Despite Youtube’s Notice & Takedown policy and their fingerprinting technology, there remain uploaders that place unauthorised content on the site.
So last week in response to a report of an rights observant holder, Brein identified an uploader of Dutch films. The young man promised every week a new movie. Brein forced him to cease its infringing activities.
“On YouTube, illegal uploaders should also be aware that they could face a cease and desist order with a penalty clause for future infringements, and a settlement amount for those committed in the past,” according to Brein.
Last week Brein received customer details from the UK based hosting provider 3NT Solutions, that uses the servers of the Dutch hosting provider Serverius. These details consists of name, address, email address and payment details.
3NT also ceased its hosting services to the illegal sites at issue. This concerned three linking sites that distributed large amounts of populair movies and television series through illegal files on the servers of an – also illegal – cyberlocker. Brein said it now continues its quest against the operators of these sites, as well as the illegal cyberlocker.