Danish Court Tells ISP To Block PirateBay

from the if-at-first-you-don't-succeed... dept

Back in 2006, a Danish court demanded that ISP Tele2 start blocking access to the AllofMp3.com website. It seemed like a bizarre request, focused on just one ISP. While the ISP complied, apparently the block was quite easy to get around and the overall impact of the ban was minimal. However, that didn't stop the IFPI from talking up what an important move it was. Along those lines, the IFPI has now convinced a Danish judge to also tell Tele2 that it needs to block the Pirate Bay as well. Are they going to demand that Tele2 also blocks Google and Usenet? It's difficult to see the rationale behind this -- and even more difficult to understand why they think that this time such a block will actually be effective. Yet, of course, the IFPI will talk about what a significant move this is in their ongoing fight against new business models piracy.

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    Corey, 5 Feb 2008 @ 7:52am

    Re: Apology for the Strawman, Corey.

    Thank you for that excellent point SomeGuy.

    I've used the publishing industry as an example because I am an author, but I did work in the movie industry (low level) for a number of years and my wife still does. The people at the studios research every possible way to make more money to death. If they are this resistant to something, maybe they know something that we don't.

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