• Italian ISPs Ordered To Block BTJunkie

    The international recording industry has welcomed the decision of a public prosecutor in Italy to issue an injunction requiring all ISPs to block users' access to the unlicensed BTJunkie service.

    The public prosecutor of Cagliari was responding to a complaint from the city's Fiscal Police (GdF), supported by local anti-piracy body FPM.

    The injunction follows a similar legal requirement to block access to The Pirate Bay, a decision that was upheld by the Italian Supreme Court. The injunction is based on Italian copyright law.

    BTJunkie is an unlicensed BitTorrent search engine that enables users to access more than four million active torrent files.

    Jeremy Banks, director, anti-piracy at IFPI, which represents the recording industry worldwide, says: "BTJunkie directs users to millions of files containing unlicensed music, films, television programmes and other content. It makes money from selling advertising on a site that only attracts users because it offers free access to infringing content. It is great news that the Italian authorities are taking steps against this illegal business, building on the success they enjoyed when ordering ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, an action that saw use of the illegal site in Italy plummet dramatically."

    Source: MI2N
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      So.... everyone uses TOR and business as usual then?
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Do you ever think the judges, the ones who don't have direct ties with the anti-piracy groups, ever sit through these cases thinking, "omfg why do these little bitching rich fuckers keep wasting my time with this bs" (or something along those lines)?
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      That's a good question there mjmacky. Why would an averagely paid judge give all this his time and effort for rich people.... I'm sure there's reason but can't see the connection myself.... hmm, not rich person spending time with very rich person.... nope, nothing lol