Another Dutch host has been challenged in court to hand over personal information of a torrent website. The accusing party claimes that host Euroaccess facilitated violations of copyrights on the internet, and that the site torrents.to, has an illegal character and should have been taken down by the host. The outcome of the case is a big step for the anti-piracy organizations and it seems that this witch hunt is only just beginning.
The host was recently brought to court by Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, arguing that torrents.to was facilitating copyright infringement. The judge claims that the illegal activities of torrents.to are obvious, and sentenced the host to take down the torrent site within 24 hours, and has to pay all court costs of almost 17.000 euro and has to hand over the personal data of the site’s administrator. EuroAccess reacts to ISPam.nl that the torrent site is actually hosted in the UK, and argue that the case falls outside the scope of the dutch law. However, BREIN claims that the server had been pinpointed to be in the Netherlands, and was trusted by the judge for that matter.