Hollywood’s Attempt To Get Money From Late Newzbin2 Dismissed By UK Court

August 2012: Virgin Media, along with three other major UK internet providers, including BT, Sky, and TalkTalk, completed the circle and blocked all access to what used to be the spearhead of Usenet networks – Newzbin2. A few months later, specifically near December 2012, the website closes its servers for good. Following this victory, Hollywood’s studios demanded financial compensation from Newzbin2’s operators. Unfortunately for them, the UK High Court dismissed the request this Tuesday. Just like any other respectable website of its kind, Newzbin2 serviced its users (approximately 700.000) with movies, music, games, and so on. The website quickly became one of the most popular, at least amongst those using Usenet networks. The “deadly” combination quickly attracted Hollywood’s attention; in March 2010, the American movie studios managed to force the website, through a court ruling of course, to remove infringing data from its database…

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Hollywood’s Attempt To Get Money From Late Newzbin2 Dismissed By UK Court

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Friday, February 8th, 2013 Net News

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