UK ISPs have been told they no longer have to block a website which had close links to banned site The Pirate Bay.
Promobay.org had been blocked by ISPs due to its close ties with the torrent-sharing site which contained links to download pirated content.
The Promo Bay does not contain any links itself and rights campaigners said it should therefore be accessible. BPI, the UK’s music industry body, has now told ISPs to unblock the site.
The BPI, which won the court blocking order, wrote to the Open Rights Group (ORG) to inform them of the change of heart.
“Until very recently, the domain name ‘promobay.org’ linked directly to The Pirate Bay and it was therefore a domain name blocked by the ISPs under the court orders,” wrote BPI chairman Geoff Taylor.
“The newly reinvented Promobay.org website appears not to be engaged in copyright infringement and we therefore asked the relevant ISPs yesterday to no longer block it.”