Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 15:46 UTC
Legal Yesterday, the Dutch online community was surprised by a verdict from a judge who declared that The Pirate Bay had to make itself unavailable in The Netherlands. This verdict was cast in a case the Dutch RIAA/MPAA-like organisation BREIN had started against The Pirate Bay. With it being a widely known and established fact that downloading copyrighted content off the internet - even if the upload was illegal - is not illegal in The Netherlands, where does this verdict come from? Is it truly a win for the entertainment industry, and a loss for Dutch consumers? Not really - the situation is much, much simpler than that.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kokopelli
by Kokopelli on Fri 31st Jul 2009 17:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kokopelli"
Kokopelli
Member since:
2005-07-06

I did, did you?

They summoned The Pirate Bay via - you in the back, don't laugh - Twitter and Facebook, among other things. This raised a lot of eyebrows before the trial even started; is it legal to summon someone to court via Twitter and Facebook - someone from abroad? Well, the verdict states that apart from Twitter and Facebook, BREIN also sent the summons to the lawyer in the Swedish TPB case and to the TPB owners' private home addresses as known by the Swedish local government (even though they don't live there any more). The judge declared that this was enough.


You seem to have left a good chunk off. biased it is.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kokopelli
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 17:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kokopelli"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

This is a summary. The most important locations to which the summons has been sent have been listed.

It seems like to me you're just trying to see a bias.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kokopelli
by Kokopelli on Fri 31st Jul 2009 17:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kokopelli"
Kokopelli Member since:
2005-07-06

So the fact the they went through Swedish authorities, the Swedish baliff, as well as a known good email address was not important? The fact that when the official channels were tried and failed that Twitter and facebook were used as well is the critical piece of information? The fact that the registered mail was signed for is not pertinent? And the fact that the link sent in the summons was visited by an address that resolves to a pirate bay owned address is not important either? If you are going to report report the whole story, not just the parts you want.

I am simply asking that you report all of the facts rather than cherry picking the ones you like. I would expect that from torrentfreak but not osnews.

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