How likely is it to receive a streaming warning for violations on Bs.to
Video-on-demand through Bs.to as a streaming platform
Burning Series and its website bs.to is a free streaming platform which allows watching German TV series without prior registration. Despite the numerous relatively inexpensive alternatives such as Netflix, Prime Video and others, bs.to continues to be a very popular streaming platform in Germany. According to Wikipedia, the site lands in 61st place among the most visited websites in Germany. The site is very popular with series junkies and movie fans, and is visited frequently accordingly.
What Burning Series offers
According to Wikipedia the streaming platform bs.to offers a total of more than 4000 different pages of TV series and about 17,300 linked TV episodes respectively. In contrast to other providers, the platform only acts as an intermediary to providers of other links and video hosts, which usually make the productions available without a corresponding license from the owner to offer them for download/streaming free of charge. In principle, the website’s offer therefore corresponds to a database that refers to corresponding sources of the individual series and represents a collection or a database of other websites.
Poster of the bs.to website
Another interesting fact about the provider is the fact that, in addition to the original database, there are also numerous providers which, instead of referring to the external video hosts, distribute malicious software or computer viruses and, besides that, ask for payment of further dubious software. Altogether this can be quite a dangerous place for the end user.
The consequences and possible disadvantages of using bs.to
When using bs.to, there are a number of important points to bear in mind. To begin with, it is quite important to distinguish between whether the use of the website bs.to on it’s own, is illegal or the individual access by a sub sequential individual user to each link is considered as the route of the problem?
This question is crucial, because it helps to answer the question on who can at a later stage be warned off by a third party law firm, ‘burning series abmahnung’ when a possible distribution of the copyrighted material will be registered as an act of illegal copyright infringement.
The reference to or linking to a burning series is of course not illegal in principle. Rather, each individual infringement in the distribution and copying of copyrighted works is a violation of copyright law that must be suspected or warned. This can therefore be relatively expensive for the individual user of bs.to.
Der Verweis auf oder die Verlinkung zu einer burning Serie, ist vom Grundsatz natürlich nicht illegal. Vielmehr ist jeder einzelne Verstoß bei der Verbreitung und Kopie der urheberrechtlich geschützten Werke ein zu ahnender bzw. abmahnungswürdiger Verstoß gegen das Urheberrechtsgesetz. Dies kann somit für den einzelnen Nutzer von bs.to verhältnismäßig teuer werden.
The process of streaming technically requires intermediate storage of the data on a local server. At the moment of intermediate storage, even though this moment only lasts a few seconds in most cases, a copy of the licensed work is created on the user’s computer/server. No further technical details need to be taken into account here.
Legal prosecution of copyright infringements
In order to avoid the possible risks of a streaming warning or a burning series warning, active streamers should resort to legal and secure alternatives. These possess the particular and appropriate licenses that authorize users to legally use the works offered and protect them from questionable offers.
In addition to the numerous other questionable video hosts such as Vivo, Streammango, OpenLoad, Very Stream, Vidoza, Vid.to, Streamplay, Streamcherry and vevio, there are also many other examples of ‘streaming databases’ that link to the video hosts mentioned. Streaming enthusiasts should therefore beware of other websites such as Kinox.to, Movie4k.to, Serienjunkies.org and S.to in order to avoid costly consequences. Using these providers means accepting a warning and the risk of being liable to pay for an act of copyright infringement
What options do I have after receiving a bs.to warning?
If it is too late in your case and the bs.to warning has already landed in your mailbox, the third party lawyers and out-of-court settlement professionals/mediators of
www.abmahnungshilfe.de are available as qualified advisors. Our external mediators will review your case free of charge and find the best solution for the problem at hand.
Other streaming providers comparable to bs.to.
In order to avoid the possible risks of a streaming warning or Burning Series warning, active streamers should resort to legal and safe alternatives. In particular, these have the appropriate licenses that authorize users to legally use the works offered and protect them from questionable offers.
In addition to the numerous other questionable video hosts such as Vivo, Streammango, OpenLoad, Very Stream, Vidoza, Vid.to, Streamplay, Streamcherry and vevio, there are also many other examples of ‘streaming databases’ that link to the video hosts mentioned.
Streaming enthusiasts should therefore beware of other websites such as Kinox.to, Movie4k.to, Serienjunkies.org and S.to in order to avoid costly consequences. Using these providers means accepting a warning and the risk of having to pay.
Get in touch
You can decide to talk to a settlement expert in order to negotiate a settlement offer from the law firm which sent you the infringement letter. This will be sent to you without any obligation to accept and costs before accepting. All settlement experts have year long experience in this field and have settled hundreds or thousands of cases.
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