Home > News > Usenet Site Shuts Down Following Court Order • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Usenet Site Shuts Down Following Court Order

Usenet Site Shuts Down Following Court Order
Get XBIZ News
Nov 7, 2011 5:30 PM PST    Text size: 

AMSTERDAM — Europe's largest Usenet provider, News-Service.com, has closed down after a Dutch court denied an appeal in an antipiracy case brought on and won by BREIN, which represents movie and music industries in its quest to protect intellectual property.

BREIN, which waged a successful two-year legal battle against the 15-year-old company, ordered News-Service.com to remove all content that infringed copyrights, but because of its large wealth of content News-Service.com said it couldn't comply.

"Unfortunately, News-Service.com sees no way of complying with the court's verdict," its website said. "As a consequence, on Oct. 28, we started interlocutory proceedings and asked the summary judge to order BREIN to cease the execution of the verdict.

"We have learned today that the summary judge has denied our claims. This means that we are forced to cease our operations with immediate effect."

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!