Supreme Court Case: Sonofon A/S v. IFPI Denmark, May 27, 2010 (English Translation)

5 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2010 Last revised: 9 Aug 2010

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Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen

Independent; University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Date Written: July 27, 2010

Abstract

This is an unofficial English translation of the Danish injunction order in the so-called thepiratebay.org case decided on 27 May 2010 by the Supreme Court of Denmark.

Appellant is a Danish ISP. Appellees are the music industry. The court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals (see in English http://ssrn.com/abstract=1649682), which affirmed the ordered from Bailiff's Court of Frederiksberg (Copenhagen) [Frederiksberg Fogedrets Kendelse FS 14324/2007] of 5 February 2008.

The court ordered the ISP – a Danish telephone company – to block its customers from access to the Swedish website "thepiratebay.org", which help users get music files from each other.

Indirectly, the case involves the international issue of how to block online access to information or business from foreign countries and thus hinder international exchange of data - one of the main purposes with the Internet. It also involved the problems copyright holders are having online to protect their interests.

Keywords: Internet, Cyberspace, Copyright, Injunction

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K42

Suggested Citation

Spang-Hanssen, Henrik Stakemann, Supreme Court Case: Sonofon A/S v. IFPI Denmark, May 27, 2010 (English Translation) (July 27, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1649846 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1649846

Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen (Contact Author)

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University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Schottenbastei 10-16
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
+1 (408) 348-8431 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hssph.net

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