NL courts rule ISP’s are content filters – great firewall of NL coming up?

Ziggo and XS4ALL, two ISP’s in NL, have been forced by the courts to dissallow users to get to the pirate bay. Of course, users will still be able to get there using VPNs so it’s not very effective, but more worrying is that the Dutch courts seem to think that not only do they have the right to filter content viewed by Dutch web surfers, but also that the ISP is the right body to act as an internet cop.

Of course, this does set precedence, so expect to see politics and the courts follow their own agenda’s soon and revoke our freedoms for loads of other websites. – LJN: BV0549.

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