The webhosting company Xsnetworks, formerly the hosting company of Sumotorrent has lost a lawsuit from Dutch anti-piracy organistation BREIN. The court in The Hague, the Netherlands has ruled that the hosting company should have removed Sumotorrent from its network and give information about the owners to BREIN when they requested it. The Dutch piracy fighters took Xsnetworks to court in January this year and asked for a compensation of damages, as according to BREIN, Sumotorrent contains 4,5M links to torrents of which the majority are pirates videos, music and software.
The ruling includes that Xsnetwork should never allow Sumotorrent, which is now hosted in the Ukraine, on their network again and the company is also required to pay for the damages done from the day BREIN requested to take the website down till the time the site was actually removed from Xsnetwork’s infrastructure. It is yet unknown how much damages is done and how much money is involved, both parties can agree on an amount together or this will be the subject of another lawsuit.
Xsnetworks is also obliged to give out the details of the owners of Sumotorrent. If the hosting company doesn’t obey it needs to pay a fine of € 10k a day with a maxiumum of € 500k.