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Newzbin.com Usenet Indexing Trial Set To Begin Next Week

January 31st, 2010 01:56 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Only a few weeks after a jury acquitted Alan Ellis, the owner of the BitTorrent site ‘OinK’s Pink Palace,’ of copyright infringement, another high profile case is about to start next week, this time for the newsgroup side of things. The MPA (Motion Picture Association) trial against Newzbin.com, a website that indexes NZB files and content on the newsgroups, will begin in London on Monday. Will lightning strike twice in favor of website indexing?”
Torrentfreak points out one major difference between the cases: “Ellis’s charge was one of fraud, allegedly conducted by an individual and dealt with under criminal law, while that leveled against Newzbin is one of allowing and inducing illegal copying, i.e copyright infringement, but carried out by a bona fide company under civil law.”

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