ISP Hands Over File Swapper's Name

Dutch Internet service provider UPC has decided not to appeal a summary judgement by Amsterdam's District Court, and will hand over the name and address of an individual accused of illegally sharing copyrighted material using his broadband connection. The case was initiated by the Brain Institute, a group backed by the MPAA and RIAA, as […]

Dutch Internet service provider UPC has decided not to appeal a summary judgement by Amsterdam's District Court, and will hand over the name and address of an individual accused of illegally sharing copyrighted material using his broadband connection.

The case was initiated by the Brain Institute, a group backed by the MPAA and RIAA, as well as their counterparts in the Netherlands. The organization says it will contact the customer and attempt to work out a settlement before filing a lawsuit.

The entertainment industry's demand that ISPs turn over records of customers accused of illicit file sharing has become a hot topic in recent years. In many cases, the RIAA and MPAA simply have an IP address of a user from a peer-to-peer network and must obtain specific details from the owner of that network. Read full post…

ISP Hands Over File Swapper's Name