UK blocks another three bit torrent sites

March 2013



The BPI won three more web-block injunctions, this time against Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. Mr Justice Arnold said that The UK’s six main internet service providers – Sky, BT, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media – will have to block their customers from accessing these file-sharing sites. BPI boss Geoff Taylor said “blocking illegal sites helps ensure that the legal digital market can grow and labels can continue to sign and develop new talent”, but the Open Rights Group said widespread web-blocking would “encourage new forms of distributed infringement” and that “the BPI should be mindful that their tactics may have the opposite effect to their intention, by legitimising and promoting resistance

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