Hosting firm snags major court victory in content piracy case
As Torrentfreak reported, Quadranet has now won its case and will not be required to make any changes to its service to guard against piracy. LiquidVPN, however, was found to have “intentionally induced and encouraged direct [copyright] infringement” and will have to pay over $14 million in damages.
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VPN piracy battle
After suing a number of US-based internet service providers (ISPs) for not doing enough to tackle piracy, both the music and movie industries are now shifting their focus to VPN providers.
As VPNs make people anonymous online, users sometimes use the service to mask their identity when illegally accessing or sharing copyright-protected content. It’s also very common to use a streaming VPN to bypass geo-restriction that platforms like Netflix apply to their catalogues.
As with the recent LiquidVPN case, movie producers are winning in court in some instances, while in other cases VPN providers have agreed to out of court settlements.
It remains to be seen whether this latest round of court action will define a new era for VPN providers where obligations surrounding piracy matters are concerned.
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