The UK’s British Phonographic Organisation (BPI), that works in a similar fashion to the RIAA, has demanded that more websites are blocked by ISPs, in a similar fashion to The Pirate Bay. Those it wants to restrict internet users from accessing include: Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. Proponents of website blocking, including the BPI, maintain that they do have an impact on downloads via torrents. However these claims are countered by the torrent sites themselves as well as others. The Pirate Bay claimed its traffic took a massive jump after all the publicity surrounding its blocking by the five major UK ISPs. Similarly, Newzbin2, also blocked within the UK, stated that 95 per cent of its users circumvented the block by using proxies within days of it being enacted.
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UK’s BPI Pushing For More Ineffective Blocks
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