Only if all other options have been explored, rights holders can demand ISPs to reveal the identity of misbehaving internet users. So reads the verdict of the court of Amsterdam in an the appeal of a case between ISP Ziggo and 123video, a site similar to YouTube.
123video demanded demanded of Ziggo that it reveal the identity of one of Ziggo’s clients that allegedly posted copyrighted material. 123video started the case against Ziggo after the site was itself the target of a lawsuit, commenced by adult entertainment producer Kim Holland, the rights holders of the material.
Court of Amsterdam: 123video.nl can be held liable for content uploaded to their service by its users