Category Archives: Bahnhof

75-Year-Old Can’t Sleep Following Accusations of Hardcore Porn Piracy

By | April 28, 2019

The practice of copyright-trolling is now well-established in many countries around the world. The companies involved often gather IP addresses from BitTorrent swarms, then via the courts, obtain identities of users from their ISPs. What follows are threats to the account holder, warning that if he or she doesn’t pay a ‘fine’, then court action… Read More »

Copyright Trolling in Sweden Grows Massively Putting US Efforts in the Shade

By | April 14, 2019

With millions of Internet users sharing copyrighted content every day, some entertainment companies have embarked on campaigns to shakedown alleged infringers with settlement demands. The process is broadly the same wherever it takes place in the world, with anti-piracy outfits sitting in BitTorrent swarms and logging the IP addresses of connections alleged to have downloaded… Read More »

ISP Faces ‘Net Neutrality’ Investigation For Pirate Site Blocking Retaliation

By | April 6, 2019

It’s safe to say that Swedish ISP Bahnhof is one of the most aggressive companies when it comes to defending its customers from interference initiated by outside parties. The ISP is an outspoken critic of copyright trolls and has taken a number of measures to ensure that it’s extremely difficult for them to identify Bahnhof… Read More »

ISP Shows How to Unblock The Pirate Bay (and Other Sites)

By | March 29, 2019

Most Internet providers do their best to keep the peace with copyright holders. Swedish ISP Bahnhof is not one of them. The company has been a fierce opponent of copyright trolling, invasive data retention laws, and website blocking. At Bahnhof, user-privacy and unrestricted access to the Internet take priority. Still, when the company published a… Read More »

Swedish ISP Protests ‘Site Blocking’ by Blocking Rightsholders Website Too

By | March 29, 2019

As a staunch defender of an open Internet, ISP Bahnhof has repeatedly spoken out against pirate site blocking efforts. The company has also argued the matter in court recently, after academic publisher Elsevier applied for an order to ban a series of domain names, including Sci-Hub. Today, Bahnhof announced that it has been ordered to… Read More »

More Than 35,000 ‘Pirates’ Targeted in Swedish Lawsuits This Year

By | March 18, 2019

Roughly a decade ago, Sweden was considered a safe haven for pirates. The country is the home of the Pirate Bay, the birthing ground of the Pirate Party, and a place where for many citizens file-sharing was second nature. Today this is no longer the case. The Scandinavian country famously prosecuted the Pirate Bay’s founders… Read More »

ISP: Piracy Extortion Letters Are Simple to Thwart with Out Logs

By | September 2, 2018

In latest years file-sharers around the globe have been threatened with lawsuits, in the occasion that they dont pay a major settlement fee. These so-called copyright trolling efforts have been a typical prevalence in international locations corresponding to Germany and the US, and in latest times they have conquered Sweden as effectively. The course of… Read More »

ISP: Piracy Extortion Letters Profit Grasping Firms, Not Poor Artists

By | June 22, 2018

In current years file-sharers around the globe have been threatened with lawsuits, in the occasion that they dont pay a big settlement fee. These so-called copyright trolling efforts have been a standard incidence in international locations resembling Germany and the USA, and in current times they have conquered Sweden as nicely. Where Web suppliers stay… Read More »

ISP Desires EU Court Docket Ruling on Figuring Out Pirating Subscribers

By | March 8, 2018

In current years Web supplier Bahnhof has fought exhausting to guard the privateness of its subscribers. The firm has been a major opponent of in depth knowledge retention necessities, has launched a free VPN to its customers, and vowed to guard subscribers from a looming copyright troll invasion. The privacy-oriented ISP is doing all the… Read More »

Hollywood Commissioned Powerful Jail Sentences For On-line Piracy, ISP Says

By | February 27, 2018

According to native prosecutors who’ve handled many copyright infringement circumstances over the previous decade, Sweden is nowhere close to robust sufficient on those that commit on-line infringement. With this in thoughts, the federal government sought recommendation on how such crimes needs to be punished, not solely extra severely, but in addition in proportion to the… Read More »