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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Italian Court Orders Internet Service Providers to Block Access to The Pirate Bay Again

Italian Court Orders Internet Service Providers to Block Access to The Pirate Bay Again

Italian Court Orders Internet Service Providers to Block Access to The Pirate Bay Again

Added: Monday, February 15th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
That’s not the first case as you remember - in 2008 an Italian Court has already ruled that ISPs must block access to the famous tracker The Pirate Bay, which would have to leave millions of users with no access to the most frequently used site. The block didn’t turn out to be particularly efficient, because traffic going from Italy only enlarged. However, The Pirate Bay decided to reverse the order, and have succeeded in that, as two years ago the Court of Bergamo ruled that non-Italian websites can’t be blocked even if containing copyright infringement. That was after the appeal of The Pirate Bay, of course. The Court of Bergamo has after that lifted the block, and Providers were again allowed to give their users access to some worldwide most popular BitTorrent tracker on the Internet. The details on the decision as well as the reasons of reversing the block, however, remained unclear. The fact that verdict was overturned was enough for everyone.


Everything was fine until now, when Supreme Court has again ordered ISPs still can be enforced to block trackers, no matter if they are foreign.

Italian Court of Bergamo has ruled that Internet Service Providers have to act to discourage their users to access the BitTorrent service The Pirate Bay, that promotes access to a great amount of copyright infringement. A ruling of the Italian Supreme Court proclaimed that Providers would probably be ordered to block BitTorrent sites that are being used illegally to distribute copyright infringing data, even if they are situated outside the country. The Supreme Court decreed that websites containing torrent files play a key role in the downloading and uploading process of the users, forming a kind of implication in the offense of copyright infringing content.

This week the Court of Bergamo again heard the case and taking into account the Supreme Court's judgment, ordered that all Italian Internet Service Providers have to block the access to The Pirate Bay for the their users. Consequently, the Italian Fiscal Police have already notified all the Providers with the rule to block The Pirate Bay.

The affair was originally brought by anti-piracy group in the music industry – FPM. As known, The Pirate Bay illegally promotes access to different forms of copyright infringing content, getting revenues from advertising through the service.

February 15th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, February 15th, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-02-15 15:08:42)
Stayingtrue avatarhmmm. Blocking internet sites that's some bull s---! Well, thanks for the article.

posted by (2010-02-15 15:10:17)
digster avatarthanx for the info sam

posted by Superman (2010-02-15 15:20:45)
back2hell01 avatarNo One Can Stop BitTorrent Sites Not Even Internet Service Providers... Its Quite a Tough Task For Them.... Thanxs For Article Mate...

posted by (2010-02-15 17:29:56)
jumbo71 avatarshould just leave us all alone....its not like we are going out there mugging old people ..these major companies have been ripping us of all these years, now they dont like it when the tables get turned...i say stuff them..lol

posted by (2010-02-15 18:12:22)
jason9ine avatarCan't beat them? Join them. Apparently even those who work for the anti-piracy/copyright infringement authorities have admitted that they DO use p2p/BitTorrent sites for their personal use. I remember seeing one in one of ET articles. I wonder why they put so much effort into something that can't be controlled? Instead of pouring money into the court for legal fees, why don't they just give all those money to Haiti victims? :D

posted by (2010-02-16 02:53:21)
wraith81 avatarha ha jason it just goes to show they have got money to thro away i have 4 kids and its nearly $100 for all of us to go to the movies after we purchas tickets popcorn lollies and drinks .i love this comunity and would fight for its survival

posted by Blocked (2010-02-16 05:25:44)
BBViking avatarnobody! can stop TPB and likewise they cant stop other sites either but TPB is the most resilient site of all . Thats why i love its efforts that is one True Pirate Ship . How many sites they can block there are hundreds of great torrent sites . plus they burden penalties of millions on each normal person just as lately case of boy who is charged with 1.5$ million just to scare the shit out of others. one who robs the bank and one who downloads MP3 can never be equal !!!! will i get sticker on my forehead for buying legal stuff from them ? will it make any difference , will ppl say when they see me on street look there goes a legal downloader he looks so handsome cos he pays , Silly ! at last long live all torrent sites !

posted by (2010-02-16 17:37:13)
No avatari dont know if you guys know this but in ireland the mane internet provider has blocked TPB for the past 6 months or so.

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