Usenet Community Sues Anti-Piracy Group For Calling It Criminal

from the if-you-don't-pay-for-it... dept

Anti-piracy groups often have a way with massively stretching the truth when it comes to copyright law and anyone they dislike. The Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN apparently put out a wholly misleading article entitled: “You do not pay for it, it’s unlawful.” This line was taken from MPAA propaganda that has been sent around to public schools — but, of course, it is wrong. There are tons of things that you don’t pay for that are perfect lawful. To make matters worse, the article then accused a Dutch Usenet community called FTD of being “criminal.” Knowing that it is not criminal, the group is now suing BREIN for falsely smearing its image by saying that it is criminal and for falsely portraying copyright law in the Netherlands.

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