Friday, 28 May 2010

Danish court rules ISPs must continue to block The Pirate Bay

Music Week has reported that a ruling in the Supreme Court of Denmark has reinforced that telco Telenor has a continuing responsibility to block its users from accessing The Pirate Bay.

This upholds previous rulings in lower courts in Denmark but Telenor opposed these rulings and began an appeal process in 2008.

The ISP has had to block access to The Pirate Bay for two years after the IFPI took legal action.

This ruling in relation to Telenor will also apply to other ISPs in the country.

Telenor had argued in its appeal that it was not the responsibility of ISPs to block access to sites offering illegal content.

A ruling in Norway last year, however, said that Telenor did not have to block access to The Pirate Bay in the country.

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