MPAA Demands The Pirate Bay DisconnectionAdded: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
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The MPAA won the case against Cyberbunker’s CB3ROB, which is the main bandwidth provider for the Pirate Bay, Swedish BitTorrent tracker website. The injunction faces the ISP’s owner huge fines or even some jail time in case provider fails to comply.
Everyone knows the Motion Pictures Association of America has been hot on The Pirate Bay BitTorrent tracker website for quite a long time now. Back last April it won an injunction against the tracker for facilitation of copyright violation, and now it decided to ratchet up its action and begin suing the Internet Service Providers offering the website bandwidth.
Back last October The Pirate Bay was successfully disconnected, after which it managed to find a temporary safe harbor at a Germany provider CB3ROB.net, which was tied to German Pirate Party and had a mission of striving for defending the freedom and everything good and just in this world.
That all happened before yesterday, when the MPAA coped with convincing a German district court judge from Hamburg to rule against both CB3ROB and Sven Olaf Kamphuis, its owner. The judge demanded CB3ROB to disconnect The Pirate Bay website, threatening it with huge fines of up to a quarter of million euros for each fact of violation or, if it fails to do so, up to 2 years jail time. The MPAA particularly accused tracker of illegally offering the movies such as “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Bounty Hunter” and “Our Family Wedding”.
This ruling is the first precedent in Germany when the court has admitted that a bandwidth provider is liable for copyright violation of the websites it hosts. The ISP wasn’t qualified for being just an intermediary according to E-Commerce Directive provisions. Well, it was expected, taking into account the warnings from the MPAA, to disconnect The Pirate Bay website.
However, the CB3ROB’s owner Kamphius calls the pro-copyright outfits a bunch of “clueless idiots”. He says they have an excellent opportunity to monetize such BitTorrent trackers as The Pirate Bay by making them legal online media stores, but they just don’t, preferring old selling methods which pollute the environment. As The Pirate Bay is only a search engine for torrent files, it is fully legit, and it should be a question to its users whether they have a distribution license for downloaded content or not. Kamphius also adds that he hasn’t even been notified of the ruling, so the fact the MPAA obtained it legally is still under a question.
May 18th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
|Still up and running in the Netherlands :O :P|
|hahaha like the "Clueless idiots" bit very nice touch!|
very nice post thanx for the info,
|posted by (2010-05-18 12:10:29)|
|Thank you sam. i will be following this with intrest.|
so nice to see we live in a open and just world.
|posted by (2010-05-18 13:09:49)|
|yup still up here as well in the uk tpb is in germany now isent it wow three times ive noticed it in different countries one hell of a ship is pirate still afloat!!!wow|
|posted by (2010-05-18 19:36:17)|
|the worldâ€™s biggest torrent site ThePirateBay (currently #99 most popular website on the whole internet) goes offline as well. According to information provided on TorrentFreak, the siteâ€™s ISP has decided to stop routing the traffic to TPB website which resulted in this unexpected downtime. The legal pressure was caused by several Hollywood movie studios, which forced the provider CB3ROB and Managing Director Sven Olaf Kamphuis to make the Pirate Bay inaccessible.|
According to inside info, TPB admins are already working on rerouting the traffic through different provider, not waiting for the decision of ISP which shut them down. The downtime is expected to be several hours but we all know it usually takes little more than expected. Sadly enough, we were also considering hosting RLSLOGâ€™s servers with this company (CB3ROB / CyberBunker) but decided for another one in the end â€“ it just confirms noone is safe in these times. We wish TPB fast recovery and no more problems in the future!
|posted by (2010-05-18 21:37:35)|
|The Pirate bay dudes know what they're doing and they don't seem afraid of the situation,as a matter a fact they are even joking with it,and never stop to provoke whoever comes in their way,and thats the spirit and what makes them so apreaciated by every file sharer and will always have our support!!|
|Great read thanks for the article SAM, ET is always my first stop for all the articles yal work so hard to put up and keep us informed.....keep up the great work||
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