A Danish court has ordered Denmark-based Internet service provider Tele2 to shut down its customers' access to the popular file-sharing site Pirate Bay, Danish IT magazine Computerworld reported on Monday.
The magazine said on its Web site that a court had ordered Denmark's Tele2 Internet provider to close access to the site at the request of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
On its Danish Web site, the IFPI said Frederiksberg county court had ordered an Internet provider to shut down its customers' access to The Pirate Bay.
The restriction is another blow for the Internet-based music and film sharing site. Last week four men linked to Pirate Bay were charged
by a Swedish prosecutor with conspiracy to break copyright law.
Pirate Bay says that since no copyrighted material is stored on Pirate Bay's servers and no exchange of files actually takes place there, it cannot be held responsible for what material is being exchanged.