BREIN is a Dutch anti-piracy program. The letters represent the Dutch acronym for "Protection Rights Entertainment Industry Netherlands" and actually is the Dutch word for "brain". Two years ago BREIN, representing the Entertainment Industry in the Netherlands and internationally (MPA and more), brought legal suit against News-Service.com on grounds of Copyright Infringement. Recently, in an unprecedented judgement, BREIN won their case, and News-Service.com (NSE) has been ordered to do the impossible ...remove all copyright infringing content from their Usenet hosting or face fines of 50,000 euros ($68,000 US) per day.
There has been much discussion on the usenetSHACK about just how impossible it may be to kill Usenet, but this is coming damn close. If it is impossible to comply with the court order, by successfully filtering the 15 to 20 million messages transacted daily via Usenet, then News-Service.com may be forced to shut their doors. Sad to watch one Dutch company successfully destroy another as this may be precedent setting ...in the Netherlands. At this time NSE is considering whether it should appeal the courts decision, which claims that NSE willingly facilitates copyright infringement through its services.
It's apparent to this Commentator that global forces are converging via BREIN as a way to shut down Usenet, one provider at a time. By shutting down this core Usenet provider they will laterally be shutting off provisioning to resellers such as Binverse and Usenext. I added BREIN's link up top so you can read their participants, their Mission, and their goals. Whether or not this adjudication can transcend Dutch borders is yet to be seen, but it certainly proves it possible. At this point I am speechless, translation: there's no way I can make this funny. It is the culmination of my whole stance taken here on the SHACK. The predictions have come true. Read between the lines, as BREIN's President Tim Kuik claimed this verdict as "...a breakthrough step to further dismantle the availability of illegal content on Usenet,”
If it is NOT possible to sift the wheat from the chaff, in terms of what is and what is NOT copyright infringement on Usenet, then we will see ALL the wheat being throw out. If they can think it OK to believe this verdict need not take that fact into consideration, then you must understand their intent is to shut down Usenet in it's entirety! The day is here. We need no longer refer to this as paranoia. The Opposition is no longer singling out Child Porn, or espionage, or Intellectual Property infringement. If this precedent gains momentum, your online privacy and Freedom are next. What? Not possible?