by Mike Masnick

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greece, infringement, legal


Greek Site That Links To Legal Videos By Rightsholders... Sued For Infringement

from the the-illegality-of-linking dept

TorrentFreak has the details on yet another ridiculous story of "anti-piracy" groups going way too far. In this case, it's the Greek Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI), who has sued the site for infringement, claiming the site is making available unauthorized content, and saying that it has "suffered damages worth 10,000 euros for each illegal act." The only problem? does not link to unauthorized content. It only links to content that is being officially streamed by the authorized rights holders. In other words, they've set up a "TV guide" of sorts to legitimate online streaming of content. They've explained this to the AEPI who apparently can't comprehend that the site is only linking to authorized content, and continues to press forward with the lawsuit. In response, is filing a countersuit against AEPI, claiming both fraud and perjury. Should be interesting to see what happens next...

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    wallow-T, 4 Apr 2011 @ 12:57pm

    See, if this was an American action, ICE could have just seized the domain name, or done whatever else was necessary to kill the site, without actually suing the operator.

    Much more efficient!

    Following traditional legal processes is not cost effective and does not scale.

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