Court Says Italy Can't Block The Pirate Bay

from the ah,-pesky-laws dept

Lots of people were surprised back in August when a prosecutor in Italy told Italian ISPs they needed to start blocking The Pirate Bay. That was problematic for a variety of reasons -- from why ISPs should be responsible for filtering content to why The Pirate Bay had no chance to tell its side of the story to (the most questionable of all) the fact that ISPs were told to redirect people to a site run by the record labels. But, of course, as with any of these blocks, the attention only served to drive more traffic to The Pirate Bay in Italy.

Still, even ordering the blocks in the first place seemed highly questionable, so The Pirate Bay asked an Italian court to reverse the order -- and that's exactly what's happened. The court has ordered that the bans be lifted. So, it appears that all the Italian prosecutor did was drive a lot more traffic to The Pirate Bay by getting it a lot more attention, without being able to actually ban the site.

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  1. identicon
    Jeff, Sep 25th, 2008 @ 6:42pm

    Pirates Bay

    (Sing!) "Do whatchu want cause a pirate is free! You are a pirate! Yar har fiddle-dee-dee..."

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  2. identicon
    Adam_v1, Sep 25th, 2008 @ 7:46pm

    Re: Pirates Bay

    heres a flash for ya :)

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 26th, 2008 @ 1:30am

    Ahh, but ....

    ... is this just a cunning plan to reduce traffic to The Pirate Bay?

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  4. identicon
    Jack Sparrow, Sep 26th, 2008 @ 3:46am

    Pirates of the World!!

    "Yo ho ho ho the Pirate life for all...

    Why is the rum always gone!!"

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  5. identicon
    Celes, Sep 26th, 2008 @ 6:34pm

    Re: Pirates Bay

    I don't know what's more sad - that someone actually posted that, or that I now have it stuck in my head.

    How many kids do YOU have? ^_^

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