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Torrent.is set to return next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 May 2008 0:38 User comments (6)

Torrent.is set to return next week Iceland's most popular torrent tracker, torrent.is has announced that it has won another court decision and the site will reopen next week, May 16th.
In late March the original case against torrent.is was dismissed but the Icelandic movie and music industry appealed to the Icelandic Supreme Court. In the original case, the courts ruled in favor of torrent.is and awarded it 400,000 ISK ($5025 USD). Last night the Supreme Court ruled in favor of torrent.is again, and awarded it an extra 500,000 ISK.

The case was dismissed once again because of legal formalities.

Torrent.is owner, Svavar Kjarrval, confided that he was “very happy with the decision,” and added that he wants to reopen the site next week. “However, the executive of one of the plaintiffs [SMÁÍS] claims he will use any means available to stop the site from reopening. I don’t know if that will succeed or not.”

A spokesman of SMAIS added “this verdict is sad, and it is incredible to deny copyright holders seeking their rights. This is an unnecessary adherence on legal formalities in this case, rather than taking on the subject as it should. There still has not been a formal verdict in this case and it seems to be hard to get a judge to review the facts of the case itself, that is, the copyright laws themselves.”

However, Svavar warns that it may not be the best idea to run out to host torrent sites in Ireland just yet. “This ruling doesn’t state that torrent sites are legal so there is still no certainty as to their legality.”

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6 user comments

112.5.2008 0:52

The Icelandic versions of the RIAA and MPAA are gonna have to change their under garments !!

212.5.2008 1:11
jony218
Inactive

It's like a cockroach. The RIAA keeps stomping on them with all there massive power, and they just keep comming back to life. One week their shutdown, next month they are back in business again. The cycle continues.

312.5.2008 2:41

Now if only we could get the American judges to do similar actions against the RIAA and MPAA.

The one lady that beat the RIAA (I can't remember her name!) was a step in the right direction though so I guess some progress is being made.

Peace

412.5.2008 12:04
rob0t3ch
Inactive

HOW MANY FRAKKIN' TIMES DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SAID TO THE DUMBASS RIAA AND MPAA??????????????????

TORRENTS DON'T "GIVE" OR "TAKE" OR "DISTRIBUTE" A DAMN THING. THEY "POINT".

SHEESH!!! HOW DENSE CAN THESE ARROGANT ORGANISATIONS BE??? ESPECIALLY THE AMERICAN ONES!!!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 May 2008 @ 12:06

512.5.2008 12:57
psplvanub
Inactive

piracy RULeZ. nuff said

612.5.2008 14:23

Quote:
This is an unnecessary adherence on legal formalities in this case,
and the "media mafia" never ever! use legal formalities

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