Dutch media are reporting that the Court of Amsterdam has passed a verdict stating that
- The Piratebay has to cease all its activities in the Netherlands
- If they refuse to do so, they risk fines up to 50,000 euro per day
This is the result of Dutch Anti-Piracy Organization BREIN filing for a preliminary injunction previously. The outcome of that procedure was the same and was later followed up by this procedure on the merits.
The Court appears to have stated that Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg have to close down the website ThePiratebay.org and all related tracker servers and databases in relation to Dutch users.
The judges argue that the site is acting in an unlawful way because it is enabling its users to commit copyright infringement on a large scale.