High Court forces ISPs to block 3 Movie and Music Torrent Sites

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  1. hodg100

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    Sky, Virgin and BT amongst them

    The high court has ordered UK broadband providers to block customer access to three music and movie file-sharing websites.

    The order was granted to 10 record labels including Universal, EMI and Sony and Universal against six UK ISP's, inclusing BT, Virgin and Sky, making them block three file-sharing websites: KAT, H33T and Fenopy. The sites let customers download the latest movies and music tracks for free through torrents.

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    The action was supported by the Motion Picture Association and by UK TV and film producers’ trade body Pact.

    “Each of the websites purports to maintain a content removal policy which claims to provide for their removal of copyrighted content from the website upon receipt of a relevant notification. The reality appears to be that these policies are mere window-dressing,” said the judgement.
     

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    gosh what a shame that i will have simply to fire up opera browser and enable the turbo feature to enable access to all these blocked sites...sooner these corporations realize the net is without geographical boundaries the easier life will be for them trying to enforce the unenforceable!
     
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    I guess its to stop the users who dont know the above.

    Music file sharing is down now due to spotify and Napster. People will pay for services that are A - Well priced B- reliable.

    If Lovefilm etc had a decent selection of movies instead of paying high rentals through Itunes or NowTv we would see a massive drop in movie arrrgh me hearty as well.

    Crytek are moving to full AAA free to play so we will see a further drop in game piracy if others follow suit.
     

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