Court Rules That The Pirate Bay Must Block Dutch Users... Again... But ISPs Don't Have To Block

from the for-all-works? dept

A year after an initial ruling saying that all Dutch users must be blocked from reaching The Pirate Bay, another court has upheld the ruling, saying not only that The Pirate Bay must block Dutch users from accessing the site, but that three of the site's founders have to pay 50,000 euros per day if they fail to do so. Given how those three have responded to previous rulings, I imagine they won't pay much attention to this ruling either.

Of course, the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has been fighting this campaign on both fronts. Not only was it trying to force The Pirate Bay to block access to Dutch surfers, but it was also trying to force ISPs to block access back to The Pirate Bay as well. The good news is that the courts have actually rejected that attempt, saying that "there is no evidence that the majority of the customers are using The Pirate Bay to infringe copyright" and that if BREIN wants to target users, it should target them individually.


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    Charming Charlie, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:44am

    I'm not Dutch, nor in the Neatherlands, but Pirate Bay appears down for me right now in the US.

     

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    tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:46am

    same here cant connect to any torrent page just the chat

     

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    tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:46am

    same here cant connect to any torrent page just the chat

     

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    warblade, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:49am

    same here, i'm in the US too. Looks like the ship has sunk

     

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    tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:51am

    wtf.. now I cant get in the chat ether?%^%$&% I think your right blade

     

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    Prometheus, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 12:55am

    Ireland biggest ISP........

    Eircom rolled over at hints of legal action and have filtered TPB altogether for the last year or so.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:00am

    Re: Ireland biggest ISP........

    this happens once in a while but never this long

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:04am

    man this is bull

     

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    Tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:13am

    Ok It's still down! I think it's over for good this time :(

     

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    Dave, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:17am

    WOOOOH U.S.A.!!!!

    yeah it's down for me.... now where will i go for my porn

     

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    Tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:19am

    Fuck YOU Anonymous Coward

    YOUR A PUSSY

     

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    joshua tyle, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:19am

    yeah, man i love porn

     

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    joshua tyle, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:19am

    yeah, man i love porn

     

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    Fernando Roberto, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:21am

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:26am

    This webpage is not available.

    "The webpage at http://thepiratebay.org/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

    Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out."

     

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    grumpy (profile), Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:28am

    When this

    "there is no evidence that the majority of the customers are using The Pirate Bay to infringe copyright"

    is run through funnytranslator.com this comes out:

    "There is evidence that most customers use violation Pirate Bay"

    Yup, that's how lawyers hear it alright.

     

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    tom, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:31am

    They will be back!

     

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    Jay (profile), Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:33am

    Gee BREIN, what are we going to do tonight?

    The same thing we do every night...

    TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:38am

    Re: http://funnytranslator.com/

    Original text:
    "The webpage at http://thepiratebay.org/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out."

    ...56 translations later we get:
    "Name: URL or error 118 thepiratebai.org Internet: Web: err _ konnektyon _ timed _ Out) research"

    ROFL - Thank you Grumpy!

     

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    tony tone tone, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:41am

    well we still have felopy lol

     

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    Austin, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 1:41am

    Don't give up !

    Piratebay can't give up ... they are our top guys... If they fall that's a major victories for the big companies... We seriously need to revolt

     

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    markymark, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 2:24am

    Its still down...and I was going to illegally download a movie.
    Where is the justice!?!

     

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    FYTREWQ, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 2:47am

    WTF

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 2:57am

    Site is back up.

     

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    Anon, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 2:58am

    You imbeciles really think the bay is down for good? Jesus, you americans are so stupid sometimes..
    They'll be online within 5 hours.

     

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    Ecknora, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 3:02am

    And... it's back =)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 4:28am

    So there's no evidence that the majority of Dutch users are using the site to infringe copyright.... but all Dutch users have to be blocked anyway?

    That doesn't make sense at all.

     

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    Known Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 4:44am

    Pirate Bay

    Pirate Bay is working in this part of the US.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 6:13am

    Why are people freaking out whenever the pirate bay goes down for a bit? Damn kids these days! Patience! PATIENCE!

     

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    NAMELESS ONE, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 6:53am

    page works fine

    sucks if you live i suppose in the USA and dutchland

    everywhere else its PRICELESS

     

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    TPBer, Jul 20th, 2010 @ 7:23am

    Works fine in S Texas

    Just grabbed a test file, we'll just chalk that up to a little R&D time at work.

     

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