BPI Asks UK ISPs To Block More Major Torrent Sites

Earlier this year, nine recording labels including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner successfully argued that The Pirate Bay infringes their copyrights. Several ISPs including Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media should implement a blockade under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, the labels demanded. Having earlier deemed the site to be illegal, at the end of April the High Court ordered The Pirate Bay to be blocked. The decision followed similar rulings in Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Finland. On the back of this success it was a matter of when, not if, the labels came back for more. We didn’t have to wait long for the first signs. In July, music licensing group PPL quietly polled its members to discover if they had licensed any of their music to torrent sites such as Extratorrent, Demonoid, Kickass Torrents, H33T, Torrent Reactor and Fenopy.

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BPI Asks UK ISPs To Block More Major Torrent Sites

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Net News

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