The 14 page document (download from WikiLeaks down HERE) details the agreement DigiProtect enters into with rights holders in order to exploit their copyrights for profit.
Included is a section which confirms that the original rights holders sign over the rights to DigiProtect so that they are legally allowed to make the works (hardcore porn movies) publicly available on P2P networks such as BitTorrent. Dr Kornmeier asks: “Does this constitute any problem under UK law?”
According to page 2 of the letter, when the recipient of these letters pay up, the spoils are divided up as follows – 51% to DigiProtect, 37.5% to Davenport Lyons and 11% to DigiRights Solutions. The remaining pages detail the exact business arrangement along with a list of the hundreds of porn movies covered by the agreement.
John Stagliano, boss of porn company Evil Angel which also worked with DigiProtect, admitted to earning less than £50 from each infringement and told the BBC the scheme “…was completely misrepresented” to him.
See the LAST SEVEN pages for some pretty vile sounding pornography, this is the kind of thing that Mr Miller and Mr Gore would like to be a part of!
This article (Apart from the last Paragraph) was part of a bigger article first published on Torrentfreak. Reposted here in light of the SRA’s action and the fact that wikileaks no longer seems to host the leaked document