The Pirate Bay escapes ban in native Sweden

The Pirate Bay escapes ban in native Sweden

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Pirate Bay usually finds itself on the wrong side of internet service provider (ISP) blocking orders, so a recent court decision in its favour comes as a surprise, Digital Spy reports.

Although numerous countries have restricted access to the filesharing service, it will remain online in its native Sweden following a Stockholm court ruling.

The judge declared that Swedish ISPs cannot be held responsible for what their customers get up to, and thus banning orders should not be forced upon them.

"A unanimous District Court considers, therefore, that it is not in a position to authorize such a ban as the rights holders want and therefore rejects their request," TorrentFreak quotes presiding Chief Magistrate Anders Dereborg as saying.

Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisk Film and the Swedish Film Industry joined forces last year to file a lawsuit that would force the Pirate Bay offline in Sweden.

It is yet to be confirmed whether they will challenge the court's ruling.

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