Thursday, July 24, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Settles 2011 PSN Hacking Case
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked
Swatch Denies Working with Apple on iWatch
Vuzix And Lenovo Launch M100 Smart Glasses Product
Google Implemented "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling Inadequately, EC says
Researchers Create Ultra-dense Memory Using Conventional Methods
Facebook Profit Doubles
Qualcomm's Profit Hurt by Dispute Over China Royalties
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Pirate ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 17, 2008
Pirate Bay to Sue IFPI


Popular BitTorrent tracker Pirate Bay thretens to sue the music industry asking for compensation for the months the web site is blocked by Danish ISP Tele2.

The Pirate Bay is currently blocked by the Danish ISP Tele2 after The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) convinced a court that Tele2 where helping with copyright infringement by letting people access a site which could link to copyrighted material.

Tele2 appealed the verdict but still had to block until the appeal is won by the Pirate Bay's side. "It?s a fight between Tele2 and Ifpi but with The Pirate Bay and ultimately it?s users as the only affected parties," a Pirate Bay's administrator wrote in his blog.

The Pirate Bay suggests the organisation will seek damages for the blocking.

"I?m thinking that we will need to ask the court for compensation for the months that we have been blocked," said Brokep one of Pirate Bay's administrators.

He added that the block had actually limited effect, since the Pirate Bay website posted significany popularity in Denmark since the block. However, "it?s still fair to say that we?ve had to do a lot to defend ourselves and that we need compensation for the users that lost access to the site and for the people who are spreading their works using The Pirate Bay," Brokep said.

The amount demanded is not revealed but Brokep writes: "We will demand an amount of cash that we feel will be reasonable (Not counting like Ifpi themselves, we actually understand economy a bit more)." With the money, the Pirate Bay plans to start a Danish grant. The grant will give out money to Danish aspiring artists for making music and releasing it for free.

On 1 April the IFPI demanded $2.5m from Pirate Bay in damages for compensation for downloads of 24 music albums.


Previous
Next
Nvidia Offers GeForce 8800 GT Upgrade Kit For Mac        All News        O2 and Carphone to cut 100 from price of the iPhone
Samsung Boss Indicted For Tax Evasion     General Computing News      Comcast Wants 'Bill of Rights' for File-sharers and ISPs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Digital Music Goes Global in 2011 While Action On Piracy Gains Momentum
The Pirate Bay Introduces "Physibles"
Dutch Internet providers to Block Pirate Bay
EU Extends Copyright Protection Term
The Pirate Bay Becomes Research Bay
Governments Can Turn The Tide Against Piracy: ifpi
Pirate Bay Founders Lose Court Appeal
IFPI Publishes Digital Music Report 2010
Sweedish Court Orders Pirate Bay to Go Offline
No Retrial For The Pirate Bay Case
Pirate Bay Defence Laywer Demands Retrial
Laywers to Appeal in Pirate Bay Case

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .