Cable firm loses court case over file swapping

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:57 am

A Dutch judge told cable operator and Internet broadband provider UPC, a unit of Liberty Global, on Thursday to give the name and address of one its clients to an anti-piracy agency.

The result is a breakthrough for Dutch copyright holders interest group Brein, which has long tried to gain access to names and addresses of individuals who it suspects of swapping large numbers of songs, films and other copyrighted material.

Internet lawyers said it is the first time a Dutch internet service provider will have to hand over personal details of file swappers who store copyrighted content on their own computers.

Source: Reuters


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