by Mike Masnick
Wed, Nov 26th 2008 1:06pm
Earlier this year, we noted, with surprise, that a Danish court had ordered Tele2, a large ISP, to block all access to The Pirate Bay website. This followed an earlier ruling requiring Tele2 to block access to AllofMp3.com. It's never been clear why an ISP should take on the responsibility of blocking access to a site, and Tele2 appealed the ruling. Unfortunately, it looks as though the company has lost. The Danish High Court has apparently sided with the IFPI, and says that, indeed, Tele2 must block The Pirate Bay. Of course, this is unlikely to matter. Whenever these blocks are ordered, there are always ways around them, and the attention from the blocks tends to alert more people to the site's existence.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- DailyDirt: Dealing With Zero (Or Negative) Population Growth
- FCC Fines More Companies For Blocking Convention Center WiFi, Says Hilton Obstructed Investigation
- FCC Fines Company Caught Blocking Wi-Fi To Force Visitors On To Their Own, Absurdly-Priced Services
- Recording Industry's Latest Plan To Mess Up The Internet: Do Away With Safe Harbors
- Ridiculous Ruling In Ireland Requires ISP To Kick Those Accused (Not Convicted) Of File Sharing Off The Internet