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Copyright holders want the Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden

Blocking the Pirate Bay

Copyright holders want the Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden  

Copyright holders want the Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden

 

 The pirate bay is easily one of the most popular and censored websites on the internet, with internet service providers, ISPs, around the world being ordered by courts to block the website to their subscribers, with more and more being added to the list over time.

Now several copyright holders worldwide including Sony Music, Universal Music, Norsk Film and others are filing a lawsuit against one of Sweden's most popular ISP, B2 Broadband, in order to block access to the Pirate Bay and the streaming site Swefilmer.

 

Copyright holders want the Pirate Bay blocked in Sweden  

According to the lawsuit, the companies have previously asked B2 Broadband to take action against the piracy that occurs on its networks, but this has not had any affect on B2's practices as B2 doesn’t believe that it’s responsible for the actions of their users.

The copyright holders disagree with this and say that the ISP is responsible for the pirating activities of its users on both The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer.

 

“In each case, the objective conditions are met for B2 Broadband to be deemed guilty of being complicit in the copyright infringement that’s committed,” the complaint reads.

 

It is thought that the music and movie companies have a good chance of winning the case, given that similar blockades are already in place in other European countries like Denmark and the UK. If the Swedish court sides with the copyright holders it will be the first time that a Swedish ISP has been required to block a website on copyright grounds.

It is unknown if this ban was even enforced if this will have any affect on the Pirate Bay's traffic, given many workarounds are available such as VPN services or other circumvention tools. 

 

Join the discussion on the potential Swedish Blockade on the Pirate Bay on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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11-11-2014, 07:29:34

YouWhat
Nice piece mate, I thought all EU countries ISP's had to do this already, I guess Sweden as usual likes to defy the natural order Quote

11-11-2014, 07:50:23

Greenback
The copyright holders disagree with this and say that the ISP is responsible for the pirating activities of its users

This could in theory be used to say
Car manufactures are responsible for drunk drivers they provide the car

But PB has so many work a rounds it will make no differenceQuote

11-11-2014, 07:53:18

YouWhat
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
The copyright holders disagree with this and say that the ISP is responsible for the pirating activities of its users

This could in theory be used to say
Car manufactures are responsible for drunk drivers they provide the car

But PB has so many work a rounds it will make no difference
This is true, as has always been said, as long as there is security and ownership on and of things, there will always be something or someone to get around that, for example, look to Apple and the iOS, no matter how much they patch and try to stop people jailbreaking their devices, there is always a jailbreak just around the corner to exploit one thing or another.

To quote somebody I used to know;

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A lock is only there to stop a honest man....
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11-11-2014, 09:51:45

cemerian
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
The copyright holders disagree with this and say that the ISP is responsible for the pirating activities of its users

This could in theory be used to say
Car manufactures are responsible for drunk drivers they provide the car

But PB has so many work a rounds it will make no difference
exactly the isp is not responsible for what goes on on its network, to me this simply looks like another attempt from the companies to make themselves law institutions and get a precedent where they can order any other companie in the world to abide the laws they want and not the laws that the country in which the company operates which is just bsQuote

11-11-2014, 09:54:28

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by YouWhat View Post
Nice piece mate, I thought all EU countries ISP's had to do this already, I guess Sweden as usual likes to defy the natural order
I don't know about other countries in the EU, but i am able to visit TPB.Quote
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