Netherlands-based Mininova, regarded as the largest BitTorrent website, defended itself Tuesday from charges by the anti-piracy group Bescherming Rechten Entertainment Industrie Nederland (Entertainment Industry Rights Protection of the Netherlands) or BREIN that it has failed to remove torrents linked to copyrighted material. As reported by the website TorrentFreak, an attorney for BREIN claimed in court on Tuesday that 92 percent of the Mininova torrents are linked to illegal content. Nevertheless, an attorney for Mininova maintained that the operators of the site have no knowledge of the content tracked by the torrents and that indeed Mininova has partnerships with some copyright owners to distribute their work.

03/06/2009