The Pirate Bay has been told to block access to Dutch users in some magical fashion during a court session in which the subpoena’s were delivered via Twitter and Facebook and the defendants were not able to come to the courtroom to defend themselves. They sent a written response, but this was ignored due to their non presence.

Is this the beginning of the end of free speech on internet in the Netherlands? If it’s up to the SS like stichting Brein it is: and they’ll be the arbiters of what we are and aren’t allowed to see.

Dutch court rules that The Pirate Bay should be blocked | Security and the Net.