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Dutch ISPs Ordered To Block The Pirate Bay

SharkLaser (2495316) writes | more than 2 years ago

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SharkLaser (2495316) writes "Netherlands two largest ISPs, Ziggo and XS4ALL, have been ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay. The block follows a similar verdict made in Finland just a few days ago. Likewise, the list of addresses to block includes both domain names and The Pirate Bay IP's. While the court noted that an ISP blockade against The Pirate Bay would also prevent legitimate access to the site, it noted that the legal offerings available at The Pirate Bay are not limited to the site and are also available from other sites and means. As such, preventing a large number of copyright infringements is justified. Furthermore, so that TPB will not easily be able to circumvent the block, BREIN can supply the ISPs with The Pirate Bay's new domains and IPs should they change. Ziggo and XS4ALL are then required to block access to them. However, BREIN will be liable for wrongly reported information."
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