Feeds

Dutch piracy link site returns

No hosting

Security for virtualized datacentres

The controversial Dutch site Releases4U - which offered links to PCs hosted by users of the popular P2P service eDonkey - has gone live again a year after it was closed by Dutch tax and economic crime authorities. The people behind the site, which now uses the URL Releases4u.net, say that linking to pirated files isn't illegal as long they don't host them.

Releases4U was a popular site because the links were checked for content and quality. The site was closed, along with its Dutch rival ShareConnector, after Dutch anti piracy organisation BREIN had "fruitless talks" with the owners. Eight people in nine different locations were arrested on suspicion of committing copyright infringement, and 11 computers seized. The raids coincided with actions of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) against server operators of BitTorrent, eDonkey and DirectConnect sites in Finland and France.

Releases4U says it doesn't make money by providing the links, which was one of the concerns of the Dutch prosecutor's office. "We haven't been prosecuted, and that is the end of it," the site owners claim.

Anti piracy organisation BREIN has already warned it will take “immediate action” when the site returns. BREIN believes that the people behind warez linking sites are often closely related to the people that host the files.

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.