The Netherlands’ Pirate Party has been ordered to stop publicising ways to circumvent blocks to The Pirate Bay. The ruling by a court in the Hague follows a complaint by the anti-piracy group Brein.
It had said that the political party was helping users overcome a previous ruling that had ordered two of the country’s biggest internet service providers to prohibit access to The Pirate Bay. A subsequent order instructed a further five ISPs to block access to the site
The court also upheld an order banning the Dutch Pirate Party from offering a proxy to let users obtain TPB’s links without directly visiting the file-sharing site’s pages.