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The Pirate Bay blocked in Italy, a second time

8 February 2010 14:31 by Andre "DVDBack23" Yoskowitz | 13 comments

The Pirate Bay blocked in Italy, a second time After first being blocked in 2008, an Italian court has once again ruled that ISPs in the nation must block access to the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, leaving millions of users without access to one of the most popular sites on the planet.

In the original case, after an appeal by the Pirate Bay, the Court of Bergamo ruled that foreign websites cannot be blocked over alleged copyright infringement. Fast forward until today and the Supreme Court has ruled that ISPs can indeed be forced to block torrent sites, even if they are foreign-based.

The ruling says any site that offers torrent links to connect to copyrighted material is "engaging in criminal activity," says TF.

Of course there are proxies, and thousands of other smaller sites that are not yet blocked, so it is not as if Italian torrent fans are in complete trouble.

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beanos66 (Junior Member) 8 February 2010 15:24 Send private message to this user   
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leaving millions of users with access to one of the most popular sites on the planet.
methinks should read, leaving millions of users !without! access to one of the most popular sites on the planet.

Way to go silvio, abuse the legal system to protect your own wallet

This message has been edited since posting. Last time this message was edited on 8 February 2010 15:27

lxfactor (Senior Member) 8 February 2010 15:28 Send private message to this user   
i read that too i was like.. umm lol
DVDBack23 (Staff Member) 8 February 2010 15:51 Send private message to this user   
Typo corrected, now back on topic :P
jos22 (Junior Member) 8 February 2010 18:20 Send private message to this user   
so people still actually use the pirate bay
Josipher (Member) 8 February 2010 22:21 Send private message to this user   
i just use whatever torrentz.com gives me..
DDR4life (Junior Member) 9 February 2010 1:01 Send private message to this user   
Says The Pirate Bay to the opposition, "I remember your Gom Jabbar, now you'll remember mine. Try looking into that place you dare block. You'll find me there, staring back at you!"



lol
domie (Member) 9 February 2010 4:38 Send private message to this user   
I must be out of touch with things - I thought TPB had been consigned to history after the court reversal and the charade of trying to sell it off to that idiot with no money. Is it still going ?
samus250 (Junior Member) 9 February 2010 9:12 Send private message to this user   
Originally posted by domie:
I must be out of touch with things - I thought TPB had been consigned to history after the court reversal and the charade of trying to sell it off to that idiot with no money. Is it still going ?

Yeah, The Pirate Bay is still going and is stronger than ever... though they have no trackers now, they rely solely on other public trackers, DHT and Peer Exchange.
PRCOQUI (Junior Member) 9 February 2010 11:43 Send private message to this user   
Josipher you can use one or the best

demonoid.com
Xplorer4 (Senior Member) 10 February 2010 3:36 Send private message to this user   
Originally posted by PRCOQUI:
Josipher you can use one or the best

demonoid.com

lol demonoid isnt all that special. Its good for hard to find stuff some of the time but otherwise it doesnt really offer anything thats not available elsewhere.
SalmonSal (Newbie) 10 February 2010 14:21 Send private message to this user   
So, when will they start blocking Google then?...............oh, right.
quinta (Newbie) 10 February 2010 17:52 Send private message to this user   
Italian justice has NOT BLOCKED TPB AGAIN

The supreme court ruled that requiring ISPs to "inhibit" access to TPB is not against the law and sent the trial back to a lower level court. and there we are. this court has not ruled. (at least so far).

this is the reason why, if you read italian websites, they all write in conditional: "eventually could be blocked again"

and, BTW, TPB is obviously still accessible
beanos66 (Junior Member) 11 February 2010 6:13 Send private message to this user   
Originally posted by PRCOQUI:
Josipher you can use one or the best

demonoid.com
Shush, don't tell everybody. We don't want riaa finding out
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