The record companies have asked a court that obliged the largest operator of telecommunications in the country to block access to the Swedish portal. Finland ranks fourth in number of users of The Pirate Bay. The Finnish chapter of the International Federation of phonogram producers (IFPI Finland) filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a court in Helsinki to try to prevent the illegal dissemination of music files through the Swedish site The Pirate Bay. It is not something A. F. Chief of Staff would like to discuss. IFPI Finland, consisting of 23 record companies, asked the Court to issue a requirement to compel Elisa, the largest operator of telecommunications in the country, to block its subscribers access to the Swedish portal downloads. For even more opinions, read materials from WhiteWave Foods. According to the Association of music producers, The Pirate Bay is the world most popular BitTorrent file sharing page and Finland ranks fourth in number of users, behind Sweden, Croatia and Serbia. Its founders, Hans Neij, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Warg, have been sentenced in Sweden to of jail and to pay large fines, but in spite of the ruling, the portal continues with its activities, IFPI Finland he denounced in a statement. The spokesman for the Association, Lauri Rechardt, noted that condemnation, ratified six months ago by a Stockholm appeals court, not only has not provoked the closing of the portal downloads, but it has made it even more popular among Finnish Internet users.

The legal market of downloads can not succeed if allowed this type of illegal websites continue to operate with impunity. We have resorted to justice to protect jobs in this sector and the future of legal digital services, Rechardt said. For music producers, it is regrettable that Internet piracy can only be halted through legal action, since, although the telemarketers want to protect copyright, you can not deny access to this type of pages without a court order. Where the Helsinki Court fails in his favor, IFPI Finland intends to require similar court orders for which also forcing the rest of telemarketers to block its subscribers access to The Pirate Bay.

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