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French Site Admin Fined $29,000: ‘Torrent’ Becomes A Dirty Word.


gregoryfenton
02-06-2011, 18:25
Won't be long before there is a banned wordlist for domain names.

Great, Essex council should expect massive fines \o/

The idiocy of people that decide these cases never fails to astound me. Why don't the hereditary old gits that make up the judiciary system just ask their grandchildren?

Myatu
02-06-2011, 17:56
A French Court of Appeal has just upheld the sentencing of an administrator of two BitTorrent-related sites. Despite no evidence being presented that money was made from the sites through advertising as claimed – or even that any infringements had occurred – the admin now faces a $29,000 payout. Bizarrely, the Court decided that having the word ‘torrent’ in his sites’ URLs showed that he knew about infringements.
Full article here. Just a FYI given the significant population of seedboxes at OVH/resellers...