Dutch ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay IP-Address
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 24/06/2014 18:22
In recent days The Pirate Bay announced the addition of a new proxy-friendly version of their site supported by a new IP address. This means that customers of ISPs that had previously implemented a court-ordered blockade could now access the site again. In the Netherlands, anti-piracy group BREIN is already battling to have that censored too. However, it seems that some ISPs are refusing to play ball, and several are challenging the entire blockade.
Following an earlier court ruling that ordered Ziggo and XS4ALL, two of the Netherlands' largest ISPs, to start blocking access to the The Pirate Bay, two weeks ago Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN chalked up another victory.
On May 10th, the Court of The Hague ordered an additional five ISPs - UPC, KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile and Telfort - to block two TPB IP addresses and 20 domain names within 10 days or face fines of up to 250,000 euros.