Brain wins, Usenetbase gives up

Usenetbase.net no longer dares to take it against Brein. After a summons of Brein it was decided to close the forum for good. After the summons for summary proceedings, it was decided to keep the site offline until after the court's decision. A penalty of 10, 000 euros a day when the website would stay online was too much of a good thing

Usenetbase.net no longer dares to take it against Brein. After a summons of Brein it was decided to close the forum for good.

After the summons for summary proceedings, it was decided to keep the site offline until after the court's decision. A penalty of 10, 000 euros a day when the website would stay online was too much of a good thing.

After consulting with an advisor, you can read on the site, Usenetbase has now come to an end. The site will no longer make a restart. Usenetbase is run by 'hobbyists', who do not think it 'worth it all to endure and pay for a hobby alone'.

Previously Usenetbase.net, then Use-next.nl, received an e-mail with a takedown-notice from Brein. The foundation requested the removal of the website.

Via Usenetbase.net, the user could find so-called nzb files, with which files from usenet could be found more easily. There was no direct download on Usenetbase.net, but from links to downloads.
After the summation of Brein, Usenetbase.net made a number of changes. For example, it was no longer possible to link to all known and large nzb websites. With a lawsuit in prospect, it has now been decided to stop with it definitively.

As p2p exchange services are increasingly being addressed, Usenet seems to be gaining popularity again. Brain now gets stuck in the communities that refer to the Usenet network.

FTD, a community for people using usenet, earlier filed a ground trial against Brein to clarify once and for all that downloading in the Netherlands is legal. Brain, on the other hand, takes a different approach and accuses the community of distributing illegal content.

Downloading is legal in the Netherlands. Uploading unlawful content is illegal.

The case of Brein against torrent site Mininova is 15 July.