IPTV, Usenet and Comic Book Pirates Agree To Pay Up and Shut Down
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN says it has reached cash settlement and abstention agreements with a pirate IPTV seller and a person linked to a pirate comic uploading community. BREIN also reached an agreement with a large-scale Usenet release ‘spotter’ who made no money from his hobby but has ended up paying 10,000 euros for his trouble.
Whether movies and TV shows, music or other types of piracy, most major anti-piracy enforcement groups have a dedicated niche to protect. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN covers them all.
In a report last summer, BREIN revealed that in addition to taking down more than 460 pirate sites and services, it had 180 Pirate Bay proxies blocked at ISPs, played a part in 338 more shutting down, tackled 23 pirate IPTV sellers, 33 illegal streaming sites and reached settlement agreements with 42 “identified perpetrators”.
This year BREIN is staying busy and in the last few days alone, has reported three more settled cases covering IPTV, Usenet, and comic book pirates.
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