FWIW, this only works in a jurisdiction with secondary liability for ISPs.
ISPs in places like New Zealand, who are not subject to secondary liability but are legally responsible to their customers are not allowed to pull down sites.
This is sort of correct. What this method does is not 'pulling down' a site - its asking for certain files to be removed. While ISPs are,as you rightly point out, legally responsible to their customers you will find that 99% of ISPs in western countries have provisions in the contract with their customers that the customer will not host content they do not have rights to (usually contained in the 'Acceptable use policy'/'AUP'). Most ISPs will work with their customers to resolve the issues you raise without needing to use the sledgehammer blow of pulling a site.
Joey Essex wrote:
if you are going to post about the issues highlighted in this thread, please don't be so stupid as to post links directly to the MP3 sites
I have now removed the offending links.
cheers for the modding.