Thursday April 06, 2017

Court Orders Pornhub to Expose Copyright Infringers

Pornhub is being asked to hand over the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and other identifying information related to uploaders of pirated videos. Companies are generally satisfied after a DMCA takedown is completed, but not the wankers at Wankz, who not only want their pornos taken down but the identities of the uploaders revealed.

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Most porn production companies restrict their enforcement efforts to sending takedown requests, but for some that is not enough. The Seychelles-based company Foshan Ltd, known for the "Wankz" brand, has gone a step further and wants to know who uploaded its videos to the site. Last week the company obtained a DMCA subpoena from a federal court in California, which orders the adult video portal to identify and expose the uploaders of more than 1,000 copies of its videos. The request for a DMCA subpoena was granted by a court clerk a day after it was filed. As a result, Pornhub now has until May 1st to hand over the requested information unless it decides to appeal.