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Finnish record labels seek Pirate Bay block

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 May 2011 19:27 User comments (6)

Finnish record labels seek Pirate Bay block A group of Finnish record labels are attempting to get the Pirate Bay BitTorrent website blocked in the country.
The group has filed a petition in court to block access to the controversial BitTorrent tracker, accusing it of providing copyrighted music, movies and other material to Finnish users.

"The development of a legal online market is impossible in Finland if illegal services like The Pirate Bay are freely allowed to continue their operations," said Lauri Rechardt, of the Finnish IFPI branch. The petition asks the courts to force ISP Elisa to block access to the Pirate Bay from subscribers within the country.

This is not the first attempt to block the controversial website in a country, and it wont be the last. The Pirate Bay has survived several raids since it opened initially in 2003, and still remains operation even after its founders were given prison sentences and hefty fines for copyright infringement offenses.

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6 user comments

126.5.2011 20:34
trident77
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you can't stop the planets rotation and this is akin to the piratebay.

226.5.2011 22:19

Aaaaahahaha! Then what? Demonoid memberships will skyrocket, or some other site, what are they trying to achieve and why are they so stupid?

326.5.2011 22:35

Quote:
"The development of a legal online market is impossible in Finland if illegal services like The Pirate Bay are freely allowed to continue their operations," said Lauri Rechardt, of the Finnish IFPI branch.
Of course, what she actually meant was, "Overcharging for poorly made MP3s is slightly more difficult if people have a completely free alternative".


426.5.2011 23:56

@KillerBug

Hahahahahaha. (wiping tear from eye) Thank you for the laugh. But of course, totally true.

527.5.2011 7:18

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:
"The development of a legal online market is impossible in Finland if illegal services like The Pirate Bay are freely allowed to continue their operations," said Lauri Rechardt, of the Finnish IFPI branch.
Of course, what she actually meant was, "Overcharging for poorly made MP3s is slightly more difficult if people have a completely free alternative".
Well these are the record companies in that country and with english being a 2nd class language then the music sector is going to be smaller and thus if they do something online retailing of those songs and there's a freebie version well it's going to cut into the money making of the music sector.

If it's cut into too much, they drop people. dropped people, means less music. no music, means nothing to buy anyway.

This isn't RIAA it's something different again.

These countries tell RIAA and MPAA to go F themselves as they don't provide any content for their country.

627.5.2011 12:27

I mean..........C'mon.........Finnish music just sucks and isn't "globally popular" enough to merit this. Go expend your energy elsewhere.

Besides, isn't Finland where TPB started? Or was that Sweden or Denmark, I forgot.

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