A court has ruled that a mandatory ISP-level block restricting access to The Pirate Bay in the Netherlands is unlawful, and access to the site is already being restored to Dutch web users today.
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A court in The Hague has ruled that a further five Internet Service Providers in The Netherlands must block The Pirate Bay within ten days, or face fines of €10,000 a day.
After unsuccessfully dragging ISP "Ziggo" in The Netherlands to court in 2010, authors' rights lobby group Stichting Brein has won to have The Pirate Bay blocked by Ziggo and XS4ALL within ten days.
Today the court ruled in favor of a Dutch ISP to preventing blocking The Pirate Bay from its users, after anti-piracy group BREIN attempted to get ISPs in the Netherlands to block the website. BREIN attempted...