Torrent Freak reported that Domains By Proxy, the privacy service from Go Daddy, turned over the personal details of one of their customers. The majority of the 83 comments are taking a lot of shots at Go Daddy, as some think its bogus that Go Daddy uses the word potentially and does not have definitive proof by copyright holder.
As one commenter pointed out, registrants need to understand that a privacy service is not going to accept potential legal risk for a registrant. You need to know what you are purchasing and how the privacy service will protect your identity in any matter.
“Since we were provided with proof the complainant owns a potentially applicable copyright, we have disclosed your identity for the limited purpose of this complaint so that the complainant can communicate directly with you to seek resolution.”
The site owner, who prefers to remain anonymous, was shocked when he received the message. He says his website doesn’t host any copyrighted material and assumed that Domains by Proxy would at least notify him before sharing any personal details.
Soon after the email from Domains by Proxy arrived, the Motion Picture Association reached out to the domain owner, using the name and email address provided by the domain privacy service.
“This Notice requires you to immediately take effective measures to end and prevent further copyright infringement. All opportunities provided by the Website to download, stream or otherwise obtain access to the Entertainment Content should be disabled permanently,” the movie industry group wrote.
“If you fail to take the immediately required action to end and prevent further copyright infringements the MPA and the MPA Members expressly reserve the right to pursue all remedies available,” MPA added.