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The Pirate Bay appeals Italian block

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Aug 2008 13:17 User comments (11)

The Pirate Bay appeals Italian block Swedish BitTorrent tracker site, The Pirate Bay, is appealing against the decision of an Italian judge which ordered all ISPs in the country to block the popular website. The result of the block, which was praised by the FIMI group in the country, may not have been as intended however, as traffic to the site from Italy increased afterwards. Nevertheless, the administrators of The Pirate Bay feel the decision should be reversed.
The Pirate Bay's lawyers, Giovanni Battista Gallus and Francesco Micozzi, have filed an appeal, seeking to do just that. "The decree can be defined as 'original' or 'creative' at best," the layers said. The administrators of The Pirate Bay have been accused of making copyrighted material available for illegal downloading on the Internet.

"Even the judge who issued the decree states that no infringing material is hosted on The Pirate Bay, which provides just a tracker search engine," the lawyers told TorrentFreak. "The judge tries to 'create' a sort of contributory infringement accusation against The Pirate Bay," they stated. The judge found that the tracker and search were absolutely necessary for users to locate the illegal content on single computers, as well as saying the name "The Pirate Bay" itself signals intent to infringe copyright.

The lawyers believe the block should never have been issued at all, and say that The Pirate Bay is distributing absolutely no copyright infringing material at all. "We will bring all our arguments before the Tribunal, and we are confident of the Tribunal’s decision," they said.

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11 user comments

124.8.2008 13:46

the judge should also ban goggle and other search engines and then the net since it can be used to find "infringing material".

One cannot block one thing with a short sighted view without blocking the other.

224.8.2008 16:04

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
the judge should also ban goggle and other search engines and then the net since it can be used to find "infringing material".

One cannot block one thing with a short sighted view without blocking the other.
Agreed. Google has the ":torrent" function.


324.8.2008 19:14

I am also wondering how come italians can still use web search engines?
Just think about that amount of "infringing material" they will offer...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2008 @ 19:17

424.8.2008 19:53

Come on guys, we all know that the pirate bay is used solely to find copyrighted material.

I mean, it's like if I have sex with your wife or girlfriend, but since I wore a condom, my penis never actually touched the inside of her vagina. So does that mean I can say "Relax man, we didn't have sex!" after I bang your wife?

524.8.2008 20:32

Bomber, what weed are you smoking, is it reefer again.

its not the same, the internet is a whole if one segment is lost the rest must be as well.

but since you like comparing the internet to sex, the net is like a billion cloned virgins if you have sex with one you must have sex with the rest because they all act and think alike.




Make them pay pirate bay!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2008 @ 20:35

624.8.2008 21:38
susieqbbb
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Like i have said be fore i don't care most of the files that the pirate bay searches to notice how i said searches not hosts contain viruses malware and spyware and several companys are using them to track down these pirate partys to arrest them so thanks for the nice search engine but no thanks to the pirate bay.

725.8.2008 1:48
varnull
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Funny that the stuff I get from there is always exactly what it says it is ;)

Maybe I use my brain and read the comments first?.. oh yeah.. I forgot.. 99% of the internet users don't have one of those do they XD

825.8.2008 2:40

brain i'm confused, whatever do you mean varnull?

925.8.2008 5:48

Originally posted by bomber991:
Come on guys, we all know that the pirate bay is used solely to find copyrighted material.

I mean, it's like if I have sex with your wife or girlfriend, but since I wore a condom, my penis never actually touched the inside of her vagina. So does that mean I can say "Relax man, we didn't have sex!" after I bang your wife?
The problem is its not solely anything and thats the problem if they want to nail the gray area then block google and half the net as well, there is no in between with shortsightedness.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Aug 2008 @ 6:50

1025.8.2008 8:28

The argument used against The Pirate Bay can be used against all the search engines that direct to The Pirate Bay or all the search engines that link to copyrighted material. These P2P sites are no different than Google and Yahoo. They are just more specialized.

1126.8.2008 22:42

Originally posted by bomber991:
Come on guys, we all know that the pirate bay is used solely to find copyrighted material.

I mean, it's like if I have sex with your wife or girlfriend, but since I wore a condom, my penis never actually touched the inside of her vagina. So does that mean I can say "Relax man, we didn't have sex!" after I bang your wife?
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