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Copyright Infringement: Moniker Privacy Services Named in Private Media Group Lawsuit

from – Remember when a Miami blog suggested that Moniker provided child porn?

Now Moniker is named in another porn lawsuit, and it appears the lawyers filing the case are confused. But it’s another example of why I say providing whois privacy isn’t free.

Adult movie producer Fraserside, a division of publicly traded company Private Media Group Inc., sued “Moniker Privacy Services, dba” for copyright infringement. is one of the web’s most visited web sites; Alexa ranks it #409.

Fraserside points to a number of its videos that are hosted on the explicit web site.

Typically you’ll see a whois proxy service such as Moniker named in a lawsuit so that the service will reveal the owner. But the way the complaint is written, it appears Fraserside’s lawyers think that Moniker Privacy Services is running

Even if the plaintiff drops Moniker once it understands the relationship, it will cost Moniker to respond…another example of the costs of providing a whois proxy service.


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