Court gives Pirate Bay ten days to scuttle connection to Netherlands.


I just love biting sarcasm and this little excerpt I ran into is great!

Poor Pirate Bay, all it ever wanted to do was thumb its nose at the music and movie industries, enable software piracy for people all over the world, play cat-and-mouse games with the Swedish authorities, and maybe make a little money along the way. Now, hot on the heels of a verdict that sees four of its founders headed to prison (that is, if they don’t win their appeals) three of the group have been ordered by a court in the Netherlands to block all traffic between the site and its country. If this doesn’t happen in the next ten days, each of the defendants faces a charge of €30,000 ($42,000) for each day they don’t comply. According to the AP, it’s “not clear how the court expected the site’s operators to block traffic to the site, or whether it can enforce its order if they decline,” but soon it looks like the Dutch just might have to learn to buy their Rave Or Die! Mix Series CDs at the Record Exchange like the rest of us. Good luck going legit, guys!

Back in April I made a little post about a Swedish court having brought down the hammer of justice on four Pirate Bay founders. A little butt-pirate darling was irritated by that post and said the following:

They will be found innocent upon appeal. The are no more guilty of a crime that the founders of EBay or Google. Simply hosting a site is not a crime, and a judge that understands more than ‘a series of tubes’ will get it. You, who parade around in your underware denouncing them as criminals, should have more care about what you call a crime. If you have an automobile you could be found guilty of ‘providing the possibility of a getaway’ by your own reasoning.

You gotta love the guy for trying to pawn off such disingenuous comparisons to a search engine (even an auction site) with a straight face… Heh-heh.

Well, so far, not so good for our beloved Butt-Pirate Bay and its founders. Awwwww. =(

Stay tuned.

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