The Pirate Bay Must Be Blocked in Sweden, Court of Appeal Rules
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 21/02/2017 12:29
A Court of Appeal has ordered The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer to be blocked by an ISP in Sweden. The landmark ruling, in favor of Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and the Swedish film industry, will see local ISP Bredbandsbolaget forced to block the sites for the next three years.
In 2014, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisk Film and the Swedish Film Industry teamed up in a lawsuit designed to force Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget to block The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer.
In a move that was to irk the ISP, the rightsholders argued that Bredbandsbolaget should be held liable for the infringements of the ‘pirate’ sites, if it refused to block them.