NURPA, a nonprofit Belgian advocacy group which promotes and protects digital rights, freedom of expression, privacy and civil liberties, condemned the decision, saying: "The decision of the Antwerp Court of Appeal in the case against Belgacom BAF / Telenet sets a dangerous precedent for blocking of content by Internet service providers in Belgium.
It is incompatible with the doctrine of proportionality advocated by the European Court of Human Rights." apparently unblocked and blocked again – as of January 2017, it remains inaccessible from mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau).
BAF accused them of providing a safe-haven to The Pirate Bay and filed an appeal.
In October 2011, the Antwerp Court of Appeal overruled the decision of the Commercial Court and ordered Belgacom and Telenet to initiate DNS blockades of 11 domains connected to The Pirate Bay within 14 days or face fines.
On 9 January 2012, Elisa enabled DNS- and IP address–based ban to
Elisa has filed a complaint on the district court ruling.
With this order, the CNC made ISPs block the IP range 1.0 to 1.255 [sic], in which The Pirate Bay operates, and 12 different The Pirate Bay domains.