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Brein takes Dutch Spotweb websites offline

Wednesday 14 October 2020 | 15:55 CET | News
Dutch anti-piracy group Brein said it has taken Dutch Spotweb websites offline through the courts. Spotweb is used for usenet as a successor to FTD. Spotweb is open source software that allows users to locate illegal copies of entertainment content in newsgroups on usenet. Users can set up spotweb so that it is visible to everyone. It then acts as a website. People who do this provide illegal spots (nzb links or references) for unauthorised content. Brein is writing to these type of providers and urging them to stop the practices, to sign an abstention declaration with a penalty of EUR 500

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Stichting Brein
Countries: Netherlands
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