Car Sales Man Starts Anti-P2P Business

There’s been questions raised over the techniques to gather evidence on file-sharing lawsuits, so one wonders how one becomes part of the anti-p2p movement in the first place. Interestingly enough for one person, 25 years of being a car salesman has led him to starting an anti-p2p company with connections to Logistep.

Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes

Members of Gulli apparently stumbled upon the Facebook page of someone who has started a project called “Contra-Piracy” (Google Translation). Thomas Zeeck, the man who is behind this new project apparently also has underlying connections with Logistep. Apparently, before working hard at making internet users life hard, he worked hard as the Business Manager of Auto Kaiser AG. Exactly how being a car salesman for 25 years somehow makes one qualified to be part of the anti-p2p movement and be able to say something like, “[s]everal years of experience in these areas and a patented solution to protect your brand and your products” is really unclear. Then again, judging by past litigation practises by anti-piracy organizations, it’s anyone’s guess as to how most people involved in the creation of a file-sharing lawsuit are somehow qualified to actually file them in the first place without reasonable doubt.

Gulli report doesn’t seem to make mention of any background in computers. Word of this is unlikely to bring comfort to those who have been sued by anti-p2p companies.

How exactly is this person connected to Logistep isn’t entirely clear, but the connection, according to Gulli, is there. This is, perhaps, one of the more stranger things that have surfaced in the file-sharing debates.

[Special thanks to FireBird77 for notifying us of this story. Thanks!]

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Google+.

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