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Pirate Bay May Finally Be Sunk After EU Copyright Ruling

Postby sunnyd » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:41 am

Story : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/pirate-bay-copyright-ruling-cjeu-com





Infamous BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay can be found liable of copyright violations even if it doesn't host any infringing content, Europe's top court has ruled.

"Making available and managing an online platform for sharing copyright-protected works, such as 'The Pirate Bay,' may constitute an infringement of copyright," the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said in its judgment on Wednesday. "Even if the works in question are placed online by the users of the online sharing platform, the operators of that platform play an essential role in making those works available."

The ruling isn't only good news for copyright lawyers, but it also paves the way for ISPs across Europe to choke access to The Pirate Bay, which started life in Sweden in 2003 and has undergone a number of high-profile legal battles - including prison time for its founders, after they were found guilty of being accessories to breaching copyright laws in 2009.

Anti-piracy group Stichting Brein first brought proceedings to courts in the Netherlands eight years ago, when it sought an order to force two of the country's ISPs - Liberty Global's Ziggo and XS4ALL - to block the domain names and IP addresses of TPB.







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Re: Pirate Bay May Finally Be Sunk After EU Copyright Ruling

Postby IneptVagrant » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 pm

Did ars pull the article down? The link is dead.
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Re: Pirate Bay May Finally Be Sunk After EU Copyright Ruling

Postby sunnyd » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:46 pm

IneptVagrant wrote:Did ars pull the article down? The link is dead.


Hmmm, it appears that ars US did, but the link for ars UK still works...
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