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Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby altpdend » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:03 pm

On newzbin.com hompage there is a message stating they are being sued by the mpa. All I can say is I love their site and good luck they are going to need it .
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby ntscuser » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:39 pm

Once again I'm baffled as to how a North American based organisation with no legal standing in the UK is able to sue a website based in this country? :roll:
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby altpdend » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:31 pm

ntscuser wrote:Once again I'm baffled as to how a North American based organisation with no legal standing in the UK is able to sue a website based in this country? :roll:

it's not the mpaa it's the mpa. it's ther inernational org.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby ntscuser » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:25 am

altpdend wrote:
ntscuser wrote:Once again I'm baffled as to how a North American based organisation with no legal standing in the UK is able to sue a website based in this country? :roll:

it's not the mpaa it's the mpa. it's ther inernational org.
Either way they still have no legal standing in the UK.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:57 pm

ntsc, i think you're making a mistake i once made myself. as far as i know, you need no "legal standing" in a particular place to file a suit.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby ntscuser » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:00 pm

MrFredPFL wrote:ntsc, i think you're making a mistake i once made myself. as far as i know, you need no "legal standing" in a particular place to file a suit.
You cannot bring an action for copyright in the UK unless you own the copyright in the UK. In practice this would be through the BVA, BFI or FACT but certainly not the MPA. Newzbin should this threat with the same contempt as shown by TPB.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:00 pm

in which case, no one has anything to fear, as the courts will simply throw the suit out without ever hearing the case - correct?
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby ntscuser » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:08 pm

MrFredPFL wrote:in which case, no one has anything to fear, as the courts will simply throw the suit out without ever hearing the case - correct?
If the version of events as reported so far is correct it wouldn't even get that far. My experience of similar cases is that the reality of the situation is often very different from what we have been led to believe.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:32 pm

so then what you're saying is that this entire debate could be pointless, since it might be predicated on false premises? ;)
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby ntscuser » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:24 pm

MrFredPFL wrote:so then what you're saying is that this entire debate could be pointless, since it might be predicated on false premises? ;)
I certainly think the rather heated discussion going on in Newzbin's own forum at present may turn out to have been pointless.
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Re: Newzbin.com is offically being sued by the mpa.

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:37 pm

hehe - and i'd love to have a look at that discussion, but of course, being a non-member, i am not entitled to. in any case, this is probably another good indicator of what the most popular sport in the world is: jumping to conclusions ;)
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