Hackers and porn and pirates, oh my

Thursday, 20 June 2002, 5:41 PM EST

Jippii repeatedly denied BSA requests to take down the site, maintaining it would protect its customer until the anti-piracy group could conclusively prove that the site was distributing serial numbers required to crack popular business software programs.

But, Jippii's defiant stance was short-lived. A Finnish judge, after a brief hearing, ordered the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to shut down the site.

The Jippii case reflects the changing tide of ISP liability. New laws and court rulings now require ISPs to take a more active role in policing the way customers use its network and the material stored on its server.

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