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 PostPost subject: Swedish ISPs ignoring requests to block The Pirate Bay        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:26 am 
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Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/04/2 ... pirate-bay

After the recent Pirate Bay lawsuit and sentence, there has been a lot of noise made about the questionable attitude of the website, regarding complying with their fines. It seems Swedish internet service providers aren't too keen either; according to ZeroPaid, they're refusing to block the website because, "the ruling applies to those charged and convicted, not to them."

Patrik Hiselius, a lawyer for the ISP Telia Sonera, has said, ""In part, this is not a legally binding decision, but above all, this is a judgment against Pirate Bay and nothing that effects any service provider. We will not take any action (to block) the contents if we are not compelled to do so." Other ISPs, Bredbandsbolaget and Com Hem, have agreed with that statement and refuse to block the site. Bredbandsbolaget has said that it is not the ISPs job to tell customers which sites they can and cannot visit.

"I am against anything that contradicts the principle of a free and open Internet," said Jon Karlung, managing director of Bahnhofs. "We will not censor sites for our customers; that is not our job." This is an interesting take on things, although if it's the law at the door telling them to, perhaps it's best they comply. What do you think, Neowin? Are they taking the right step, or a foolish one? Have at it!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Swedish ISPs ignoring requests to block The Pirate Bay        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:20 am 
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Ha Ha. Good for them. The public is with them all the way. Good to hear!


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