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Danish Pirate Bay block will go to Supreme Court

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2009 12:59

Danish Pirate Bay block will go to Supreme Court Following a decision last year by a Danish court which forced the ISP Tele2/Telenor to block access to the Pirate Bay BitTorrent tracker (at the request of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), the ruling now seems set to be analyzed by the Supreme Court in the country, after an appeals body accepted petition from Telenor to do so.
"We are pleased that we now have the opportunity to find out whether it is Internet Service Providers responsibility to ensure the closure of a website," said Telenor’s regulatory chief Nicholai Kramer Pfeiffer. "We have always been highly skeptical when we receive subpoenas in this type of case."

He said that the Supreme Court will help to clarify the situation for those involved in site blocking cases in the future. "We seek a clarification of whether we have a responsibility to help the stuff flowing through our networks, as we have no commercial interest in the individual sites," said Pfeiffer, commenting that it makes more sense to get to the source of the problem anyway.

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