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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > The Pirate Bay Sued By Finnish Record Labels

The Pirate Bay Sued By Finnish Record Labels

The Pirate Bay Sued By Finnish Record Labels

Added: Monday, May 30th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The largest BitTorrent tracker site in the world The Pirate Bay has been sued again. Now the plaintiffs are more than twenty record labels from Finland, desperately attempting to halt piracy in their country. The petition to block The Pirate Bay was sent by the country's Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Center on behalf of the IFPI.


Finnish pro-copyright outfit, which claims its goal is to ensure favorable operational conditions for the recording industry in the country, represents 23 record labels that launched a lawsuit at the Helsinki District Court. Like other similar outfits, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Finland required the court to order telecommunications company called Elisa to deny access to a popular Swedish site providing Internet users with access to copyrighted content like music, films, and other material. The representative of the IFPI claimed that a legitimate online market can’t develop in country if infringing services like The Pirate Bay are allowed to go on with their operations.

In response, the Internet service provider argued that it doesn’t condone piracy in the Internet, and refused to block access to The Pirate Bay unless the court orders it to do so.

Founded 8 years ago, the BitTorrent tracker allows millions of people to share copyrighted content through BitTorrent technology, or P2P links offered on the website. Two years ago, the website founders were fined and sentenced to prison for copyright infringement, but The Pirate Bay is still operational. However, the members of the service are still being pursued.

For example, recently the Denmark judge ruled that the website member nicknamed Icenfire should pay over $35,000 in damages for movie upload. The movie in question was Anders Matthesen’s comedy of 2009, “Black balls”, which was released on Blu-ray in the country, but the United States and Canada never saw the movie in the stores. The fine included the cost of the violation itself ($28,000) and associated court costs ($7,500). The individual was singled out by a Danish pro-copyright group, which claimed he was the original uploader. The outfit had raided his home in Denmark back in February, right after the routine analysis revealed the unauthorized upload

May 30th,2011

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Date:  Monday, May 30th, 2011

Comments (2) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-05-31 07:37:38)
WCKicksAss avatarInteresting,now I've heard small sites shutdown by ICE.. but TPB is the largest bit torrent site according to this statement "The largest BitTorrent tracker site in the world The Pirate Bay". I dont get it, anyways let hope tpb stays up.

posted by (2011-05-31 09:36:03)
ic3m4l3 avatarwell when u get big u get under the micro scope greed man keep shilling as the little fish like chess thez the big men but always a pawn wat lasts to the end (OR SILLY FACEBOOK PAGES BRINGS IT ON TOP!)
point is that y advertise? not enough money cumming in? cummon they should have stayed small not done t-shirts ect ect i download from pirate bay lol madness at its best

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