The Swedish Patents and Market Court of Appeal decided a blocking injunction was disproportionate.
Telia will appeal an interim decision to block The Pirate Bay and other websites, saying “this is a matter of truly principal importance for us and for the Internet”.
The Swedish Supreme Court will hear an appeal to reduce the damages imposed on two internet pirates.
The Swedish telco won its appeal because the requested IP addresses belonged to foreign subsidiaries.
Obtaining a good copy of video and audio content is hard enough; subtitles place an additional demand on pirates.
Taking possession of a domain name is another way to prevent online piracy.