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Old 1st February 2012, 20:22   #1
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2 Dutch ISP are forced to block the Piratebay and many others

Today, the Dutch civil court of The Hague ruled the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Ziggo and XS4ALL are obliged to block the access to the website of the torrent site The Pirate Bay.

The Dutch anti-piracy foundation BREIN demanded the ISP’s to block access to The Pirate Bay, as the ISPs offer internet access which is used by subscribers to exchange copyright protected works through the torrent site, without consent of the right holders and therefore infringe copyrights and neighbouring rights. The court agrees and states BREIN has proven around 30% of the Ziggo subscribers and 4,5% of the XS4ALL subscribers have recently file shared music, films or games via The Pirate Bay (recital 4.13). Because of the so-called BitTorrent protocol that has been used, the court concludes these subscribers have not only downloaded but also uploaded these files and therefore infringed copyrights (as only uploading is illegal in the Netherlands). [...]
I don't see how a search engine is to blame for people who are uploading stuff, but the judge saw it differently I think.
But I heard on the news they also paid people to put illegal stuff online too.

In short: we're fucked.

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