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[liberationtech] Fwd: Re: Court order closes down Italian website

Marcin de Kaminski marcin.dekaminski at
Sun Aug 28 03:05:08 PDT 2011


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Från: "Paolo Brini" <paolo.brini at>
Datum: 28 aug 2011 11:53
Ämne: Re: [liberationtech] Court order closes down Italian website
Till: "Marcin de Kaminski" <marcin.dekaminski at>
Kopia: "Walid AL-SAQAF <alkasir admin>" <admin at>

 The admin of, a young guy, had his house searched and hardware
seized months ago as a consequence of a magistrate order. was a
simple web proxy to access The Pirate Bay. It is very unclear how the admin
of a web proxy can be considered aiding copyright infringements. At the same
time, the server (which was in italian territory) was taken over by the

As a civil disobedience I and other people opened new web proxies to access
The Pirate Bay and so far we haven't received attention by the police.

As soon as we can overcome the DDoS attacks against Scambioetico servers
which are blocking our operations and access to our blog and forums, I will
give you a link to the article we wrote (in italian, but the Google
translation is not bad).


Il 28/08/2011 10:53, Marcin de Kaminski ha scritto:

Paolo, can you help Walid with his request?

Den 28 aug 2011 10:48 skrev "Walid AL-SAQAF <alkasir admin>" <
admin at>:
> Hello all,
> I am doing some research on forms of website censorship and stumbled upon
> request by an Italian user to add, but I have not had the
> to find more about how this website was before it was seized and closed
> by the Italian courts due to copyright violations. Can anyone provide some
> feedback on how it looked like and what it was before it was shut down or
> perhaps point me to some resources about its case (preferably in English,
> but I could try Google Translate if none available)? I found a few links
> here and there, but nothing concrete.
> Thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Walid
> -----------------
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> < at>
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