A few weeks ago, hosting provider Leaseweb was sued for copyright infringement in California. Photographer Barry Rosen filed the lawsuit claiming that the company failed to take action against “infringing” poster sites, despite receiving repeated DMCA notices. Leaseweb disagrees and is now asking the court to dismiss the case.
With datacenters in Europe, Asia and the United States, Leaseweb is a big player in the hosting space.
The Dutch company has thousands of customers that come in all shapes and sizes. This includes some that are labeled as pirate sites or otherwise find themselves accused of copyright infringement.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed. Ten years ago it was revealed that Megaupload hosted hundreds of servers at Leaseweb and, at one point, Hollywood even considered taking the company to court. That plan never was never realized but the complaints didn’t disappear either.
Lawsuit over Hosting Infringing Sites
A few weeks ago, photographer…