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Swedish ISP will appeal order to cut off Pirate Bay

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Sep 2009 2:29 User comments (4)

Swedish ISP will appeal order to cut off Pirate Bay Swedish Internet Service Provider (ISP), Black Internet, was ordered by a Stockholm court to cut off the Pirate Bay from its service or face a fine of up to 500,000 kronor per day.
Black Internet complied with the order, which forced the Pirate Bay to relocate in order to get back online. At the time, Black Internet's CEO Victor Möller said that the company would not appeal the verdict.

However, the company has had a change of heart. "This is a very important question for all ISPs and we can't just lay down," Möller said, confirming to IDG that the company would appeal the decision after all.

The reasons given for not appealing the verdict at first were the typical reasons; the possible costs, time and other resources it would take to fight it.

"The district court made a very controversial decision. The entire ISP business needs some clarity in this matter. A door has been opened and we don't know what's behind it," he said yesterday.

The news of the appeal comes just days after Global Gaming Factory was removed form the stock exchange after being found guilty of serious infringements. Despite that, GGF's boss Hans Pandeya said the company still plans to buy the Pirate Bay.

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4 user comments

116.9.2009 7:26

Can I say FIRST or would you's get PISSED lol.
But ya we all saw this coming good for them F#@k the man.

216.9.2009 15:36
ak472009
Inactive

absolutely correct only a blind and deaf men will not agree with you. P2P would certainly come to end one day but pirateers will not , we will find another way

316.9.2009 16:11

Mmmm everyone in the higher echelons seem to miss the anchor point for issues like this....focus on illicit profit which is within the rules of bootlegging and real piracy. Focus on that and everything else will fall into place.

41.10.2009 12:50

"Factory was removed form the stock"

They removed them to form the stock... I honestly never saw that coming. o.o;

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