Brain: arrangements with usenet forums that went offline are not yet complete

Sep

3

2018

The arrangements with various usenet forums that went offline last week are not yet complete. That says the director of Stichting Brein against Tweakers. The foundation also says it wants to take action against usenet subscriptions.

Place2Home.net, one of the sites that went offline, reports on site that there is a settlement, but director Tim Kuik of Stichting Brein contradicts this. He confirms that consultations have taken place, but that ‘the settlements are not yet complete’. Besides Place2Home, Enzetbee.com also went offline.

After the settlements it is not yet ready for the sites. Kuik says that the owner of the sites is also reseller of subscriptions for usenet access. Foundation Brein also goes after that, but how and when exactly that happens, Kuik does not say.

Going offline from Place2Home.net followed a few months after a settlement with Place2Home.org, a closed forum with torrents. Both sites belonged to the top thousand of best-visited sites in the Netherlands according to tracker Alexa.

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