UK ISPs pressured on piracy
October 23, 2012
The UK’s major internet service providers have been asked to block three more file-sharing websites, the BBC reports. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), wants ISPs to prevent access to Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents.
The BPI alleges that the sites are illegally distributing music. The ISPs told the BBC they would comply with the new demand, but only if a court order is put in place.
It follows a separate court order in April which saw popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay blocked in the UK.
The biggest ISP, BT, said it was also “currently considering” its options. The letter to the ISPS was sent to six ISPs last week; BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk.
According to web monitoring firm Nielsen, over a million unique users from the UK visited the three websites in September.