[pp.int.general] TPB in NL

Nicolas Sahlqvist nicco77 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 01:08:32 CEST 2009

TPB will care about this judgment as much as they did about the Swedish one,
i.e. not at all.. They have shown a degree of support for PP, but they also
support liberals and the green party so it depends who of them you ask..

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Reinier Bakels <r.bakels at planet.nl> wrote:

>  Today TPB was convicted in The Netherlands to make its website
> inaccessible from NL. This is based on a provision in our authors law that
> allows and injunction agains providing means for copyright infringement.
> TPB was convicted to pay the full cost of the procedure (well over 50K
> euro). Accodrding o the EU IPRED1 directive a full procedure cost convction
> is possible, but this amount is outrageous.
> TPB did not show up, and the letter they wrote could not be considered due
> to technicalities of procedural law.
> DO WE SYMPATHIZE WITH TPB? I am asking because a Dutch copyright critic
> argued tonight that TPB is definitely infringing copyright under current
> law. Advocating a change in the law is one thing, but delibeerately
> infringing the law before it is changed is something else.
> First, I wonder whether TPB really infringes copyright, which is both a
> matter of technology and law.
> Second, I wonder whether TPBs actions continue to help PP. Does TPB have an
> activist strategy, or are they just slightly anarchist?
> reinier
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