UK Pirate Bay block could be 'easily circumvented'

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) finally got its will today. According to a ruling by Britain's High Court, UK Internet providers must now block access to Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. The BBC reports that the BPI had asked British ISPs to voluntarily block access to the site in November 2011. At that time, though, the ISPs said they wouldn't do so unless ordered by a court. That court order has now arrived. Five UK ISPs (Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media) have already announced that they will comply with this order. BT asked the court for more time to consider its position.

UK Pirate Bay block could be 'easily circumvented'

A UK High Court order to force ISPs to block access to an online file-sharing site may do little to stop illegal downloads

Tue 1 May 12 from Newscientist

Court orders ISPs to block Pirate Bay website

Internet service providers in the UK have been ordered to block the Pirate Bay file-sharing website.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from The Independent

UK court tells service providers: Block Pirate Bay

(AP) -- Britain's High Court has ordered the country's Internet service providers to block file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, the U.K.'s main music industry association said Monday.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Thu 3 May 12 from Geek.com

AUDIO: Should ISPs police online content?

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Tue 1 May 12 from BBC Technology

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Mon 30 Apr 12 from Geek.com

UK High Court: ISPs Must Block Access To The Pirate Bay

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) finally got its will today. According to a ruling by Britain's High Court, UK Internet providers must now block access to Swedish file-sharing site The ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from TechCrunch

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