Italian Police Shut Down Pirate Bay MirrorAdded: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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Italian Fiscal Police (GdF) shut down another Pirate Bay Mirror site – Labaia.net, which is an Italian word for “The Bay”. That was done due to Italian recording industry’s complaints for breaching the last ruling of Italian Supreme Court, which said ISPs could be forced to block file-sharing websites if they facilitate the illegal distribution of copyright infringing material. That’s also applicable to the sites located outside Italy and operated by foreigners.
The Italian story continues and getting more and more unusual with the news that Italian cops have shut down a mirror site of The Pirate Bay, which was set up in purpose by the world’s biggest tracker’s admins in order to allow Italian users to avoid law after the court had ruled to block the site earlier.
If you are following the whole story, you should remember all this games and triple rehearings of the case. In 2008 the Court of Bergamo ruled Italian ISPs have to start blocking their users’ access to the largest BitTorrent tracker site in the world The Pirate Bay, predicated on the complaints from the local version of RIAA (FIMI). What happened then is the decision was later appealed, ruled illegal, and the website’s blockade was lifted back. Again, in this February the FIMI again appealed the decision at Italian Supreme Court with the result they wanted – the Court announced that Internet Service Providers could be forced to block BitTorrent tracker websites, which are used for illegal distribution of copyright content. That’s no matter if they are registered outside Italy and their operators don’t belong to Italian citizens.
The Court decided that torrent-hosting sites play a significant role in their users’ behavior, pushing them to break the copyright law. Depending on this decision, the Court of Bergamo reheard the case this week (I can’t remember what time, maybe tenth) and, considering the new judgment of Supreme Court, announced that all ISPs in the country have to block their users’ access to BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay. All of them have already received the notifications from the Italian Fiscal Police.
This absurd confrontation is still going on despite the clear results of the blockage – users turn to other trackers, use VPN or proxy or whatever, but aren’t getting convinced to buy the product. Not this way – limiting the choices.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
|nice article,hadn't heard much about this.|
many thanks SaM
|posted by (2010-03-30 16:43:59)|
|What is the italian police doing they want to block bittorent and one pirate bay mirrror thts aweful am not happy here.8(|
|thanks for the read SaM||
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