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Pirate Bay deadline to block Netherlands passes

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2009 20:24 User comments (11)

Pirate Bay deadline to block Netherlands passes A deadline imposed by a court of law ordering that The Pirate Bay block all traffic coming from the Netherlands has passed quietly, AP reports. The order imposes fines for every day that The Pirate Bay does not comply, amounting to $42,000 per day. The deadline has passed, and there is no sign that The Pirate Bay has complied in any way with the order.
According to Stichting Brein, a Dutch group that is involved in a lot of anti-Internet piracy cases, said that the Pirate Bay founders are planning to challenge the Amsterdam District Court ruling, but Brein is confident that the challenge will ultimately fail.

In any case, Brein says that it won't demand the $42,000 per day in damages unless the site continues to operate in the current form after it is due to be bought on August 27.

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111.8.2009 2:07

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...but Brein is confident that the challenge will ultimately fail.
I'm sure they are, I'm sure they are.

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unless the site continues to operate in the current form after it is due to be bought on August 27.
I thought that deal fell through. What, is it back on now?

211.8.2009 5:47

Who would want the pirate bay? It was never at the top of the pile in the first place, and they already owe more in fines than the site is worth. The site is far to well known to ever be a good pirate site again, and with a name that includes the word "Pirate", there isn't even a hope of comercializing like Napster did.

I have to say that the founders of the site are very brave...I think I would have taken the site down after the first court defeat...if the owners were in the states, they would be in prison by now.

311.8.2009 15:56

That August 27th deal did fall through, so unless there's another privately made deal that never hit public press, the Netherlands are shit out of luck. And again, there's still the issue with how would you block torrents from accessing a certain IP anyways? Legally they know what they ask for, but on a technical basis, they have no edited by ddp clue how nearly impossible that would be, because the pirate bay isn't the one's the write the torrents to begin with. They are confusing this with P2P file-sharing. Idiots...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2009 @ 20:53

413.8.2009 7:20

What more can they do to the Bay? They are now dangerous because they have nothing to lose.

517.8.2009 22:21
Demonix90
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Lots of points to be made, I will be blunt.

The piratebay has humored the world with their public legal threats, telling some of the top software developers in the world, and law offices, to piss off. In there dying weeks, they will do so gladly, as will I.

ThePirateBay does not actually host the literal files torrents can provide your computer, other users do. Don't compare P22 to file sharing however. Even if ThePirateBay is gone, doesn't mean all the torrents are. In fact, doesn't mean my OS is going anywhere either. Nor the DVDs, games, programs, or music.

M, m4c and all the other companies would have a better approach towards pirating if they went after the hackers who uploaded them. The only message hackers are getting is "ThePirateBay is willing to die for us, I won't let all my hacking efforts go in vain." In fact, I am sure hackers are pissed, and that much more determined to screw over the companies that spoiled there fun. The world is full of extremely talented, gifted...children. We all succumb to childish needs. IF you take my candy, I want it that much more now. No amount of legal rights, copyrights, court orders, or law suites will dispute that fact.

You cannot put the internet behind bars. In fact, the bars you put people behind are controlled electronically somewhere, and data is transmitted to the internet. I can't wait for hackers to open a prison one day and put the company that brought us the internet to blame...Microsoft.

618.8.2009 7:03

Demonix90, that is an unusual view. So anyone that uses P2P is a hacker?

If they could go after the users they would. They are left going after the trackers.

719.8.2009 14:59
Demonix90
Inactive

That is an unusual interpretation. No, I don't recall indicating that every P2P user is a hacker, and hacking can have a broad variety of definitions. Hackers, in my use of the word, are the people who know how to manipulate files, or create keygens, that allow pirated software to be used for free, with no need to purchase, etc. P2P is most frequently the method hackers publicly show their works. If all my hard work, regardless of it being legal or not, was removed, I would be very determined to make it known again. Theroteically speaking, of course.

The message has been sent though, you cannot pirate legally. Still, a user who has a pirated copy is less likely to face more severe criminal charges opposed to someone who pirates software. Having pirated software may lead to some fines or a few years in jail. Pirating software (the hacking end) will more then likely result in millions of dollars in fines, and easily 10+ years in jail. That was my point.

819.8.2009 15:47

Well, that is a much darker grey than downloading art. Probably near black.

98.10.2009 10:23
infamies1
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10/8/2009 16:09:21


If all you two bid philosophers just for a moment stop your prognostic statements and let wall enough alone it wood be batter than all you sad for most of you are probable the leeches that snick in grab what you can and rune for the hills most of you dont have the conman sans to keep your opinions out of the public forum will those of as do you dirty work quietly and efficiently sow kip you traps shot no one cars what you think

108.10.2009 10:28
infamies1
Inactive

Originally posted by infamies1:
10/8/2009 16:09:21


If all you two bid philosophers just for a moment stop your prognostic statements and let wall enough alone it wood be batter than all you sad for most of you are probable the leeches that snick in grab what you can and rune for the hills most of you dont have the conman sans to keep your opinions out of the public forum will those of as do you dirty work quietly and efficiently sow kip you traps shot no one cares what you think

118.10.2009 21:10

Well, if now one cares what is the point of AD. News releases are popular because persons can rant and rave. I bet they do not care that you don't care. I don't even if you posted it twice! It almost worked but you were BAGGED!

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