by Mike Masnick
Mon, Nov 30th 2009 1:46am
Back in August, we noted that a Dutch court, at the urging of anti-piracy group BREIN (which has a history of questionable tactics), had ordered Mininova to remove all infringing links from its index. Even though the court admitted that Mininova itself was not infringing, it was told to remove any torrents that linked to infringing material. Since there's simply no way to know whether the torrents link to infringing material, and tests of some filtering solutions proved to not do a very good job, the site has decided to remove all torrents other than those specifically approved by the site. End result? The entertainment industry may have wac'd another mole, as Mininova users simply scatter to other providers. But the industry hasn't done anything to get people more interested in buying. How many more moles get wac'd before anyone figures this out?
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