Danish ISP Doesn't Understand Why It's Supposed To Block Pirate Bay

from the fighting-it dept

Earlier this week, we noted that a Danish court had told ISP Tele2 that it needed to start blocking access to the Pirate Bay. Last year, a court had also ordered Tele2 to block access to AllofMp3.com. Tele2 complied with that first order, though apparently it was quite easy to get around the block (no surprise there). However, apparently sensing the outrage being felt concerning these blocks, Tele2 is considering fighting back against the order (with support from other ISPs). The company claims that it needs "clarification" on the ruling, though doesn't seem to provide much more detail than that at this point.
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Filed Under: blocking, danish court, denmark, pirate bay
Companies: pirate bay, tele2

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  1. identicon
    Lyinggod, 7 Feb 2008 @ 9:14am

    Re: Re: GET OVER IT

    Asking a provider of a service to help with maintaining the legal (or safe) use of their service does not make one a "shill" to anyone. If a person uses an object to do a crime, such as stealing or killing, it is unreasonable to blame to the maker of the service/product. Unless, of course, 95% of the known use of the product is for criminal activity. In such a case, a foolish person could could point to the 5% and say "look, it has legitimate use". A service that is 95% used for illegal purposes *must* be shut down.

    Lets be realistic. Regardless of the potential of legitimate use, a service/product used in this way should be removed. If 95% of p2p software (limewire, emule) or torrents are of stolen material then these need to be shut down. This has nothing to do with the cost of music or software. Saying "I downloaded Photoshop because it expensive and therefore ok" is the same as saying "I stole this expensive Mercedes Benz". Its stealing plain and simple.

    I am not self deluded. I am guilty doing these things. I also know the purpose of why people make software or music. Its a business. Is no different then opening a store in your town. You do it to sell product and make money. You would not approve of someone not paying for your merchandise because its too expensive. Or perhaps you would, "You can't afford my products? Please take all you can carry. I will just buy more for you take next time you come in."

    SonOfDot, your missive oozes so much ignorance, its amazing. Most of the other posts here try to hide support of theft behind a moral or ethical defense. Yours is an entirely unsupported and unfounded rant.

    If anyone arguing in favor of p2p or torrents is downloading "non-free" items, then admit you are a thief. Don't hide behind arguments of "there are some 1-2 legitimate uses" or "its not the ISPs responsibility to stop illegal use of their services". Step up and proudly say "I am steal!".

    Personally, I don't drive a Mercedes. Not because there aren't any around. I believe that they are too expensive for me. Or maybe I should steal one. Then I could test drive it. If I like it, then I can justify buying one of my own. Thats fair, right? This needs some further pondering.....

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