Dutch campaign maintains anti-p2p offensive

Dutch anti-p2p campaigners have forced another filesharing website offline, bringing the total number of p2p sites that they have closed down in the past 15 months to 131.

BREIN, a coalition of authors, artists and producers, persuaded the hosting provider for dsb-tracker.org to take the website down, after its operators had ignored BREIN's cease and desist notice. The operators' second site, dsb-scene.org has also been served with a takedown notice.

BREIN's action was backed by the IFPI, an international music industry body,

'Illegal P2P sites make structural and systematic use of the unauthorised availability of content files with music, film, games and software on the internet,' said the IFPI. 'BREIN demands that site operators to give themselves up and sign an undertaking to cease and desist from their illegal activities under forfeiture of a penalty.'

News source: PC Pro

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why does everyone try to create the impression "P2P" is illegal?! its not the tehnology that is illegal its the files!

It's all about control. If P2P runs rampant then companies have no control over their own products and loses money (supposedly). P2P can be substantially broken up if companies would charge reasonable prices for their goods. Yes, I know people will still want to get stuff for free even if it only cost a $1 but it would help.

MrCobra said,
It's all about control. If P2P runs rampant then companies have no control over their own products and loses money (supposedly). P2P can be substantially broken up if companies would charge reasonable prices for their goods. Yes, I know people will still want to get stuff for free even if it only cost a $1 but it would help.

yes, but there are a lot of people pushing for laws to make "P2P" technology illegal... which in end would stop a LOT of stuff from working even MS uses P2P tech in some of their latest programs to do distributed tasks and such..

Don't know why they even listen to those guys....

I live in holland, and know how BREIN works. It's not a government institution, so they don't have a leg to stand on. Just ignore the the crap that BREIN keeps screeming........

Hmm... Sounds like the Swedish "Antipiracy Bureau"...
Another non-police that want to be a police, and most of all take the law in their own hands.

Jugalator said,
Hmm... Sounds like the Swedish "Antipiracy Bureau"...
Another non-police that want to be a police, and most of all take the law in their own hands.

Exactly... another wannabe police that is fighting windmills. It will be getting nowhere.

Well there's another site down. They can do what they want, but P2P will never die! There will always be illegal file sharing on the internet. It cannot be stopped!

It's statements like the one you posted that are dangerous (helps fuel sympathy for the RIAA & MPAA). Please remember, P2P != "Illegal File Sharing". It is simply a technology than *can* be used to violate IP holder rights. Just like a VCR, copy machine, tape recorder, camera, etc. The sooner the general public, law makers & legal systems understand that P2P has vaild uses other than copyright infringement, the better.


Or how cars can be used to run people down, but they're not outlawed.

Or how knives can be used to stab people, but they're not outlawed.

Or how people can overdose on aspirin, but it's not outlawed.

Or...................