UK ISPs block pirates
May 21, 2013
Big UK ISPs have begun blocking two sites accused of piracy.The blocks were imposed after the Motion Picture Association (MPA) won a court order compelling ISPs to cut off Movie2K and Download4All websites. ‘Internet freedom’ activists have set up a copy of the Movie2K website in a bid to get around the restrictions.
The action comes as BPI, the music industry group, publishes a list of 25 sites it wants blocked for pirating pop.
The UK’s largest ISPs, BT, Virgin, Talk Talk, Sky and EE, are all believed to have complied with the order and stopped their customers reaching the sites.
The latest action brings to six the number of sites that music and movie makers have successfully used court action to block.