Italian Court Has Flooded The Pirate BayAdded: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
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No more films, no music and no software is free for Italian Internet users anymore. Not even more access to the largest deposits of torrent links through The Pirate Bay even. These are the most liable outcomes of the decision rendered by Court of Bergamo this week. And this decision is definitive.
The trial of copyright infringement by The Pirate Bay started in summer of 2008. Then the legitimacy of access provided for the Italian users to copyrighted content was discussed. The first hearings concluded by such a decision were: all ISPs without any exception are ordered to bar their subscribers’ access to the largest BitTorrent tracker.
After The Pirate Bay’s appealed to the court, another decree has passed. It was a kind of shock for everyone. The court ordained that any foreign websites cannot be censored and hence being indicted in infringement of copyright. The torrent site resumed its function after the temporary shutdown which was initiated according to the judicial enactment.
Just some weeks ago, the Supreme Court renewed the litigation of The Pirate Bay torrent tracker and the copyright infringement. The decision adopted contradicted the previous one. The court’s decree stated that it would be possible to make ISPs deny their customers’ access to the creations of the mind which are to be copyrighted as the intellectual property objects.
Besides, this decision will concern all websites even if they have no Italian «citizenship « (meaning if they are not hosted in Italy or not managed by Italian citizens).
Also the layout of links for free download of copyrighted files, whatever category it is: music, films or software, will be outlawed henceforth in Italy. For such offenses websites owners would bear the corresponding punishment.
This week the trial has been renewed once again. The last and definitive decision of Court of Bergamo binds all Italian ISPs to prevent their clients’ access to The Pirate Bay site.
Lawyers of The Pirate Bay were assured that a month will doubtfully pass until the Italian ISP providers will allow or partly allow the access to their website again. Also the company’s representatives said that there is a possibility that the European Court of Justice will accept an appeal of this case.
Let's remind every one that in end of 2009 The Pirate Bay administration announced the forthcoming closure of the website. They intended to stop the largest torrent tracker forever. Then the owners of the website declared that the formal reason for closure is the logical torrent trackers era’s ending, not the huge amount of lawsuits and claims about infringement of copyright. They said that the development of DHT, the decentralized exchange of files, torrent trackers websites approached to being waste.
In fact there are more than a hundred of similar torrent trackers which can easily replace the censored Pirate Bay.
When the sentence was to be pronounced in Italy there was an opinion expressed, that the DNS system–filtration assigned to prevent the access on torrent sites, won’t change the piracy rate in Italy.
February 9th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
|posted by (2010-02-09 15:50:54)|
|anover story of the world gone mad|
|thanks for the info|
|problem solved with Open DNS !!! :)|
|no matter what the law tries to do... it will never be able to shutdown file sharing using different means (torrent or file hosting servers)...|
|posted by (2010-02-10 01:19:28)|
|p2p will be on forever there is no way of shutting us down|
|Another addition to sad stories of the world. :(|
|posted by (2010-02-11 06:10:56)|
|They Can Use A Public Proxy To BYpass Restrictions|
|posted by (2010-02-11 13:44:08)|
|THEY CAN'T STOP PIRACY|
THERE'S GLOBAL PIRACY
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