Its popularity has been ascribed to its non-sexual name, which is a reference to the non-pornographic video sharing website You Tube. In December 2013, the German law firm "Urmann und Collegen (U C)" sent up to 30,000 cease and desist letters ("Abmahnungen" in German) giving legal warnings to German Internet users who allegedly viewed streams from Red Tube containing certain copyrighted videos, demanding them to pay a fine of 250 EUR to the law firm of which 15.50 EUR would be distributed as compensation to the company claiming ownership of copyright for the videos, the Switzerland-based "The Archive AG".It is not clear how exactly the law firm was able to collect the IP addresses of Red Tube's users.
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