The Pirate Bay taken down by Swedish police
Wed 10 Dec 2014, 15:00

The Guardian report that the Swedish police have raided and seized computer and server equipment in Stockholm, taking the notorious piracy site the Pirate Bay offline. The site, which has survived the arrest and jailing of its founders, several attempts to remove it from the internet and blockade by internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK and internationally, has been unavailable for more than 24 hours.

CJEU says that site like The Pirate Bay makes acts of communication to the public
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 12:00
Is there a communication to the public within the meaning of Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive by the operator of a website, if no protected works are available on that website, but there is a system therein by means of which metadata on protected works is indexed and categorised for users, so that these can trace and upload and download the protected works? Does Article 8(3) of the InfoSoc Directive allow the issuing of an injunction against an ISP ordering it to block access for its users to an indexing site like The Pirate Bay?

These were the important questions that the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad der Nederlanden) had referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Stichting Brein v Ziggo, C-610/15 (also known as The Pirate Bay case). In his Opinion in February last Advocate General (AG) Szpunar answered both questions in the affirmative.