| 9:03 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The verdict in my poor translation from danish:
"The defendant is forbidden to participate in others' access and [copying] via the website www.allofmp3.com of sound recordings, of which the plaintiff [IFPI members, danish record labels] have the copyright.
Furthermore, the defendant shall take the necessary steps to prevent access for its clients t the website, allofmp3.com and all of its pages and subdomains."
The full verdict in danish is here (21 pages PDF):
| 2:33 pm on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
ISP forced by court order to shut down access to unconvicted site - a verdict that will create precedent for all of EU and can completely change the open free internet - oh well, who cares...
| 2:04 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Now the story has been picked up by some more media:
Does anyone care that their internet service provider can be forced by the law to shut down their access to specific sites now?
| 6:09 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
recently Visa and Mastercard cut $$ access to that site too.
| 9:18 am on Oct 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes - but that was their own choice.
Imagine Globix or Verizon being ordered by a court to shut down access to a poker site, for instance, just like that - without the poker site having been tried and found guilty? I can understand a site being illegal, and user behavior being legal - but I don't see the reason in going after the ISP, at least as long as the website hasn't been found guilty in some crime. That is censorship.
Next, I guess, SEs will be forced to remove links to this site.
| 9:20 am on Oct 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
And blogspot will be forced to prevent their users from linking to the site...
| 9:45 am on Oct 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
as i know its only one phone company, not the TDC the big one
| 9:13 am on Oct 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
not yet - but this case will make precedence, and depending on the appeal case, i think the other phone/dsl-companies will follow voluntarily