20,000 porn-watchers’ addresses mistakenly released in German court: lawyer

About 20,000 people who watched pornography on a U.S.-based website have had their names and addresses mistakenly released by a court and are now being ordered to pay fines, a lawyer said Friday.Cease and desist letters were sent to people whose IP addresses were detected on the porn site Redtube after a German court released their personal details in a copyright infringement case.
worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/13/21891592-20000-porn-watchers-addresses-mistakenly-released-in-german-court-lawyerAlso see:Thousands of Germans get warning letters for watching copyrighted porn
It is the kind of letter that might well lead to a distinctly uncomfortable conversation around the breakfast table: this month, between 20,000 and 30,000 German households received legal warnings for having viewed copyrighted pornographic films via the streaming website RedTube.com.Initially, it had been assumed that a court error had led to the sending of the letters, which ask for the payment of a €250 fine to the Swiss media agent that claims to hold copyright for the films, including Amanda’s Secret, Miriam’s Adventure and Glamour Show Girls. But now the legal firm behind the warnings says it plans to look into more infringements on porn streaming sites in the coming year. “Redtube was more like a test balloon,” Thomas Urmann of U+C told Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/16/thousands-germans-legal-warning-letters-copyrighted-porn

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