Los Angeles – After successfully getting a Swedish ISP to
sever ties with file-sharing tracker service OpenBitTorrent, international
record label trade group IFPI is now attempting to duplicate the tactic with
the service’s new Web host in Spain, TorrentFreak reported.
The IFPI notes that
OpenBitTorrent does not itself host any copyright protected works, but enables
infringement through links to material hosted elsewhere.
Spain appears to have
been chosen as the new home for OpenBitTorrent because of court decisions that
have found linking to copyrighted content not to be considered infringement.
The service’s new host, SoloGigabit, has reportedly told OpenBitTorrent it must
find a new host by the end of the month.