TMT legal update: further action against Newzbin
The High Court has found numerous Newzbin defendants liable for copyright infringement and conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.
The case is the most recent effort by rightsholders to take effective action in relation to the ‘Newzbin’ website, a prolific source of infringing content. The action has a long history.
The defendants were an individual, Mr Harris, and various of his corporate ‘creatures’. The ruling follows previous action against Newzbin operators (which was technically successful, but the court orders obtained in respect of costs and damages never satisfied) and the 2011 court order requiring BT Telecom (and, subsequently, other internet service providers) to block access to the site…
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