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"They have already tried to use the ruling to force ISPs outside Denmark to take similar measures, even attempting it on The Pirate Bay’s home ground, Sweden. However, this attempt failed. In fact, it seems that filtering traffic to The Pirate Bay is actually illegal according to European law.
The Danish case is currently being appealed, and Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde told TorrentFreak earlier: “We’re confident that Tele2 will win in the Supreme Court, when they [the court] really dig into the technology and try to understand the whole concept. It’s important for net neutrality and it’s also important for file sharers in Denmark to have this tried (and won).”
Meanwhile, as the IFPI continues to put pressure on ISPs worldwide, it also suffered a recent failure in Italy. In their recently published Digital Music Report they call their dealings with ISPs ‘cooperation‘, but so far they have yet to show their cooperative side."
The Pirate Bay are far more clued up about the law re;digital access than the IFPI are
but yeah, it will be interesting to see what happens
that the Swedish Riksdag is debating and voting on whether to implement their controversial version of the IPRED filesharing law on the 25th of February
This is significant because ALL of the major political parties' Youth wings are against the bill and in favour of non-commercial filesharing being decriminalised and the Pirate Bay has a legitimate political party of its own which is spearheading radical reform of digital intellectual property law as well as being the main voice of opposition to Sweden's FRA law
In both issues the Pirate Party is gaining increasing support from the telecommunications industries (which are substantial in Scandinavia) and the whole political landscape is becoming polarised around a generational division
some political commentators here are predicting that if the Riksdag pass the IPRED law then the Pirate Party will gain parliamentary seats on a platform of opposition to IPRED and FRA
On the other hand, the European court of Justice has found Sweden guilty of breaching its treaty obligations already for failing to implement the directive into law on 3 separate occasions
Sweden vs EU court is nothing so new
Music Industry vs Telecoms industry could be about to go to gloves-off mode though they probably both have too much to lose from a fight to the death
The interesting part is whether the ruling centre-right coalition and/or the opposition social democratic coalition are going to risk throwing away almost their entire youth voter base bring implementing the directive
and also, this is a bit like the 60s marijuana law debate in that if the IFPI and RIAA win out we can expect a future Prime Minister making excuses like 'I downloaded once or twice when I was in college but I deleted the files straight away. You've gotta understand that everyone was doing it back then'
do not inhale!
is the beginning of the end.
The record industry pays my rent and I KNOW that this is the wrong way to go.
Is there ANYONE in the music industry who DOESN'T download?
None of the old-skool know how.
I hadn't factored that in
And that's even if this succeeds, which it won't. This is an idiotic way of doing things.
they only need to look at what happened when oink got shut down...
the more I think about that IFPI report claim that 95% of downloads are illegal the more I want to break things
Isn't there some law about lying to or willfully misleading the public?