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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Anti-piracy Outfit Will Shut Down Proxy Operator

Anti-piracy Outfit Will Shut Down Proxy Operator

Anti-piracy Outfit Will Shut Down Proxy Operator

Added: Friday, March 30th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has recently obtained a court order to close down the operator of a proxy site, which was widely used to access the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay.


The above mentioned proxy website is tpb.dehomies.nl. After the Court of The Hague ruled in favor of the pro-copyright organization, the operator is now bound to close down the site. In case the service fails to comply, it will have to pay a $1,700 fine per each day that passes.

Besides this, the anti-piracy outfit also won a couple of important legal battles with Holland’s largest Internet service providers, forcing them to block access to the BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay. Nevertheless, just as the experts predicted, Internet users have found various ways to get access to the tracker, including the method of using different proxy servers.

After successfully shutting down one of the proxy operators, the anti-piracy outfit has sent out letters to a number of other sites providing similar services and threatened them with legal action in case of them continuing their operations.

Tim Kuik, the director of BREIN, has claimed during the interview that if the operators of the proxy websites didn’t comply with their request, the outfit would keep them responsible for damages.

Meanwhile, the experts observe the same story going on in the United Kingdom, where last month the High Court of the country decided that both the operators of The Pirate Bay and its users are liable for copyright violation. This means that in result of this ruling, 6 of the country’s largest Internet service providers could be forced to block access to the popular BitTorrent tracker.

March 30th,2012

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Date:  Friday, March 30th, 2012

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkie (2012-03-30 07:45:23)
No avatarThis is why I find it so funny that these idiots on this site say so what, "just use this or that and you can get around it!" you think they're gonna say, 'oh, well, he's using a vpn now, i guess that's it. game over.' megaupload got shut down hosting movies. that's it. what do you think is going to happen to anything else that has 1,000,000 other uses but 1 of them is downloading some free tunes? Does TPB really think switching to magnet links is going to save them?

posted by (2012-03-30 07:55:37)
kingtiger01 avatarYes, because when push comes to shove there putting them selves on the brink of a civil war.

if 40 guys steal cars, to commit murder. Do you remove all cars from the road?

If 2000 pirates exist on the internet, do you stop the internet to stop them?

The point is, there taking a SMALL legal problem and forcing any form of facilitation to be eradicated.

Its like burning down youre house to get rid of a fly... Thats what there doing... and at the current rate, they will "burn down too many houses" and get caught in there own flames... if they dont theres alot of silent people still out there that are getting fed up.

posted by Turtle (2012-03-30 10:35:31)
No avatarDon't these anti-piracy people realise that they're wasting their lives? Honestly, people, do something more productive and interesting with your time. You're just so... pointless. You're not stopping anything, you're merely delaying things and inconveniencing people who wouldn't pay for some of this stuff anyway. It's not a matter of money for most of us. It's a matter of worth. It's worth downloading. But paying for? No. It's not worth the money most of the time. And if it turns out that it *is* worth the money? We'll end up buying it. We don't want to pay in order to 'rent' things or 'try' before we buy.

posted by men (2012-03-30 18:03:08)
dwaynedman avatarI have an idea.....They could use all this money that they are wasting on the piracy war to-
1. Buy some firearms and shoot themselves!
2. Fund the war on terrorism ....lol
3. Produce some "better" "interesting" Movies that I would actually pay to see in a theater !!
4. Buy some friends, cause we all know there bored and have nothing better to do...


posted by Blocked (2012-03-31 04:51:42)
menahunie avatarAs some posters have made comments that these people are stupid; but they are really not stupid at all.
If it wasn't working why keep at it and it appears it is working for them.
Holding third parties liable for some one else's activity.
The gun lobby tried this tactic by suiting the gun manufacturer's for the illegals use of guns except people saw where it would go if they won.
Meaning you could sue the manufacturer for a drunk driver killing a family member instead of the drunk driver.
Thing is this is exactly the same thing using a different media - copyright violation instead.

posted by (2012-03-31 05:32:46)
OpenMinder avatarExactly. Good example, menahunie. It's like a car-theft victim suing and/or getting the telcom company shut down for the thief agreeing over the phone on a price while selling the hocked car to whomever is buying it.


posted by (2012-03-31 17:45:28)
wanwaymule avatarThey are doing these simply because some industries are failing because of tpb. Specially the entertainment industry. This is the domino effect, did we all think we can just get away with it? So while its still free, lets keep on sharing and downloading the hell we still can!!!

posted by Blocked (2012-04-01 00:03:46)
No avatarWon't the politicians, courts and anti p2p brigade learn that there are proxy servers in most countries in the world and they can't possibly take action against most of them!

Of course if the politicians want street protests and demonstrations by millions of people clogging up their Capitals and and all major cities, they are going the right way about it!

In the UK the vast majority of p2p downloads are by people who do NOT belong to the top six providers, so they can go and suck on that one.

It takes about 1 minute to set up non-ISP DNA servers (just Google how to do this!), so any blocking by ISPs would be useless and a total waste of time!

(Using non-ISP DNA servers also provides complete anonymity from your ISP, as all the ISP would then see is packets of data being transferred!)

Should proxy servers and non-ISP DNA servers still not get around any 'introduced problems' there are plenty of other alternatives, including a myriad of p2p mirror link sites, and various other work-arounds that short of shutting the entire internet there is absolutely no way to block p2p, which is simply downloading direct from other computers worldwide. Anonymity is easy to set up, as in eg TPB's magnet links if this becomes necessary.

Were other search services than MSN to block TPB, no doubt some independent p2p search engines would suddenly appear!

posted by Blocked (2012-04-01 03:29:39)
menahunie avatarchazzo125 - That's what you get when you have people making life decisions on you and I that have not the slightest idea what and how network and net protocols work..

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