Italy Started Anti-Piracy Domain Seizing CampaignAdded: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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As you may remember, the U.S. Homeland Security seized more than 70 domain names a couple years ago, and now Italy takes the second largest action against file-sharing and cyberlocking services.
According to media reports, the Public Prosecutor of Rome has set the weapons on at least 27 file-sharing portals. Moreover, the domain-seizing campaign, which has been dubbed “A monster from Rome”, is expected to go beyond the country’s own borders.
The statements published in press claimed that the domains of websites providing links to torrent files, allowing to download unauthorized copies of music and films, have been seized under the order by Preliminary investigation of the Judge of Rome, at the request of the public prosecutor, following an investigation of the Italian Cybercrime Police.
In the meantime, local attorneys specialized in copyright laws believe that operations like those might jeopardize freedom of speech as well as endanger legal sites. Moreover, they present a risk for the civil liberties. Copyright cannot be considered as a more essential right than freedom of expression, nor can it be regarded as a more important matter than a free and open Internet.
They also point out that the order of the seizure of the portals has been given at the request of a tiny local distributor for one single cartoon movie. Therefore, it’s clear that there isn’t any proportion between the seizure of entire portals and their domains, which contain millions of legitimate files, and the potential violation of the copyright of a single work.
At the moment, 27 domain names targeted by the Italian authorities are blocked at a DNS level.
April 30th,2013Posted by:
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
|posted by (2013-04-30 19:20:05)|
|Blocked at a DNS level? What does that mean exactly, can they still be accessed by typing their ip address into the browser instead of www.etc.com ?|
|posted by (2013-04-30 20:54:41)|
|"request of a tiny local distributor for one single cartoon movie"|
Who is that then?
|Blocked at DNS level... so... you can go into your internet connection/router settings and use an open public DNS instead of the one from your ISP and viola - not blocked anymore, right?|
|posted by (2013-05-01 02:50:02)|
|Bring it on F*ck Heads .. Just whatever you do guys, don't use Google's DNS|
|posted by (2013-05-01 21:20:27)|
|So call TPB another name? The Bay Of Pirates? Just keep changing names and stay one step ahead always?|
A Bay For Pirates.
The Pirates Bay.
No Pirates Here.
Still No Pirates Here.
P2P 4 Ever
P2P for Ever
Pirates For EVA
You get the idea.
How much is a domain name for a month anyway!
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