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The Dutch Pirate Party is taking local anti-piracy group BREIN to court in the hope of overturning a recent order that prohibits the Party from operating a Pirate Bay proxy site. The Pirates claim that the Hollywood backed group is guilty of “legal harassment” and “trampling people’s freedoms.” They demand that the court overturns the previous ‘ex parte’ verdict to allow the Pirate Party to be heard.

pirate party logoThe legal battle over Internet censorship is heating up in the Netherlands, as the local Pirate Party is now suing anti-piracy group BREIN.

Two weeks ago BREIN ordered the Party to take down a reverse Pirate Bay proxy. The site allowed subscribers of two Dutch Internet providers to bypass a court ordered blockade of the notorious torrent site, and BREIN argued that the proxy was sabotaging this order.

Initially the Pirate Party refused to give in to the demands, but when they were confronted with an injunction from the court right before the weekend they had no other choice thanto comply. The Pirates took down the reverse proxy and replaced it with a protest pagelinking to dozens of other ways people can access The Pirate Bay.

Read more: http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-sues-hollywood-backed-group-over-pirate-bay-censorship-120416/