Italy Tries, Fails To Ban The Pirate Bay

from the how-many-examples-do-you-need? dept

A few years back, with the help of some pressure from US gov't officials, Sweden tried to shut down The Pirate Bay. It worked for about a day until the site was back up. And, of course, the resulting publicity from the failed raid only brought The Pirate Bay much more attention. Earlier this year, a court in Denmark tried to get major ISPs to block access to the Pirate Bay. And, once again, all that really did was generate much more interest in the site.

At some point, you might think that officials would recognize that every time they try to shut down or block The Pirate Bay, it just ends up getting the site that much more traffic. But it looks like we still have a long way to go until that day comes. A prosecutor in Italy has told ISPs that they need to start blocking access to The Pirate Bay. Of course, such bans are totally ineffective, as The Pirate Bay has already set up routes around the blocks. So, nice work Italy. You've now helped to promote The Pirate Bay by trying to "ban" access to it.

Filed Under: ban, isps, italy
Companies: pirate bay


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    Tony, 11 Aug 2008 @ 1:08pm

    The Way I See It is...

    P2P has been around for long while, and well it just shows by it's daily growth that people will aways take the free way if possible ,I don't say this mean ,I have been using torrents for 6yr's myself....It's just our nature as humans we hunt and gather in all we do ,to get though a day......it's been that way since, we were 2 hair's away from being baboon's our self's.....we don't feel it as stealing , were just taking what other's offer....and if they offer it faster or cheaper than the retailers then well take it ,but buy their growth torrent sites are here to stay that's for sure and pirate bay is one of the best but like other site's a few evel doer's do vist all sites and they do drop virus packed stuff , most don't by far but still have a good A/V is the best bet

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