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DNS Resolver Quad9 Wins Pirate Site Blocking Appeal Against Sony * TorrentFreak

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DNS-resolver Quad9 has won its appeal against Sony Music’s pirate site-blocking order at the Higher Regional Court in Dresden. The non-profit Quad9 Foundation no longer has to block pirate sites. The court concluded that it can’t be held liable, since DNS resolvers don’t play a central role in copyright infringing activities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in Italy.

quad9quad9In 2021 , Sony Music obtained an injunction that ordered DNS resolver Quad9 to block a popular pirate site.

The injunction, issued by the District Court of Hamburg, required the Swiss DNS resolver to block access to a site that links to pirated music.

The name of the targeted site initially remained a mystery, but we deduced that was the target. That site was, not coincidentally, also targeted by a voluntary blocking agreement previously signed by rightsholders and ISPs.

The music groups presumably targeted the site to prevent people from circumventing the ISP…

You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

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