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Blocking the Pirate Bay: Will the Dutch Court Ruling Hold in Appeal? Case Note Rechtbank's-Gravenhage 11 Januari 2012 (Brein/Ziggo & Xs4all)

AMI 2012-3, pp. 119-131

13 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last revised: 21 Sep 2014

Axel Arnbak

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR); Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Date Written: June 15, 2012

Abstract

On 18 January 2012, a Dutch district court ruled that two internet access providers, Ziggo & XS4ALL, have to block customers’ access to the IP-addresses and (sub)domains of The Pirate Bay. The providers will appeal the ruling of the District Court of The Hague. This article comments on the ruling in Dutch. An abridged version of the case note in English can be found on the Kluwer Copyright Blog.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Dutch.

Keywords: filtering, blocking, intermediary liability, communications freedom

Suggested Citation

Arnbak, Axel, Blocking the Pirate Bay: Will the Dutch Court Ruling Hold in Appeal? Case Note Rechtbank's-Gravenhage 11 Januari 2012 (Brein/Ziggo & Xs4all) (June 15, 2012). AMI 2012-3, pp. 119-131. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181480

Axel Arnbak (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1012 CX
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/staff/arnbak.html

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 012138
United States

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