Copyright Expert Witness & Newsbin Case

Newzbin, the Internet’s premier Usenet indexer, has lost its High Court case against several Hollywood movie studios. Justice Kitchin found the company, which turned over more than £1 million in 2009, liable for copyright infringement and will issue an injunction restricting its activities later this week. The London High Court showdown between Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Columbia Pictures and Newzbin Ltd ended earlier this month.

The claimants used Andrew Clark, Head of Forensics at Detica Limited, as their copyrights expert witness. His description of Usenet was not challenged in court.

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