Wednesday, May 30, 2018
But the telecommunications company disputes the claim.
In Norway, several broadband providers, after a verdict from Oslo District Court, have for a long time terminated access to The Pirate Bay. In Sweden, the “game” is still ongoing. Licensees made sure that the firm Bredbandsbolaget had to close access, which recently also affected Telenor users, and now they go after Telia.
Requires Telia to follow suit
The film and television industry in Sweden strives Telia hoping that the telecommunications company will block the pirate sides FMovies, Nyafilmer, Dreamfilms and The Pirate Bay, writes IDG.
Per Strömbäck, spokesman for the Film and TV industry’s cooperation committee, said to the website that he is surprised that Telia has not already blocked access.
“We won last year when the court ruled that the ISPs are bound to block these types of pages and services. After the verdict, we expected several ISPs to follow the ruling, but when it was not done, we were forced to take the case further, he told IDG.
Telia thinks the claim is incorrect
The licensees also want to seal a hole that allows the pirate sides to circumvent the verdict by exchanging the domain. The group wants Telia to block all access to the mentioned pirate sites, regardless of the domain, writes the Swedish news media.
Telia will dispute the claim from the licensees.
– We believe that the claim from the licensees is incorrect and that it lacks support in the law. It must be lawmakers and the court that decide what is illegal and what to block, but it is good that the case is being tried legally, “said Irene Krohn, Press Officer in Telia Sweden, in a statement to the website.
The telecommunications company has 36 percent of the broadband market in Sweden.