Tag Archives: safe harbor

Hotfile found liable for staggering amount of copyright infringement

When 89% of your top uploaders are repeat infringers – you might be liable for copyright infringement.

Crime Scene
Crime Scene by Alan Cleaver On Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/

 

I could write about the recent Hotfile decision, or you can just read the great article over at Copyhype.  In fact, you should just read the article over at Copyhype.

Enet Inc. US-based ISP ignoring DMCAs?

I’ve sent many DMCAs to Enet Inc, and a strange thing has happened….absolutely nothing.

This is strange because Enet appears to be a US-based webhost.  Surely, a US-based webhost wouldn’t ignore DMCAs, doing so would subject them to considerable penalties and loss of their safe harbor.

The piracy forum Mastiya.com is hosted on the IP address: 209.190.121.234

http://geoip.flagfox.net/?ip=209.190.121.234&host=www.mastiya.com

Apparently that is a eNet Inc. IP address.

Mastiya is well known piracy site, according to Google’s Transparency Report:

http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/domains/mastiya.com/

With big copyright holders like Warner, Universal and Fox all reporting Mastiya URLs to Google.  I’m sure Enet wouldn’t want to be in the crosshairs of ignoring their DMCAs too, right?

According to Enet Inc’s website, their abuse address is abuse@ee.net (http://ee.net/abuse.php)

Yet emails sent to this address never get a response or action.

I can’t even find Enet in the US Copyright.gov’s list of Online Service Providers, another required act for those wishing to have Safe Harbor.

So as far as I can tell Enet is not in compliance with the DMCA.  If that were true then it would be open season for copyright holders to sue them.  Not registering a DMCA agent and then ignoring DMCAs won’t look good in court me thinks.

If Enet is reading this, feel free to contact me, I’m dying to know why I’ve never received a response to any DMCAs I’ve ever sent you.  I was going to email this to you but since you ignore all my other emails…well you know.