UK High Court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay
A November 2011 court case by the British Phonographic Industry leads to an order for all ISPs in the UK to block access to The Pirate Bay in Sweden.
By February, the High Court ruled that The Pirate Bay does breach copyright "on a massive scale." Service providers Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2, and Virgin Media are directly named in the ruling. BT has asked the court for more time. Comments from The Pirate Bay express no concern, since users can use proxy servers and the like to reach TPB servers and information.
The Open Rights Group warns this is "the thin edge of the wedge" that will lead to "Internet censorship of many kinds, from pornography to extremism." Other European countries have already blocked TBP, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, and The Netherlands. Despite these legal rulings, TPB reports steady growth.
This is nothing but the equivalent of the blacksmiths getting factories outlawed.
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Oh, well... Just use a proxy or Bitsnoop.
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They'll never stop it. As one site gets blocked, another three appear. There are millions of copies of millions of films/songs on millions of computers, spread out in almost every country in the world.
SeeSense on bbc.co.uk
Good job, UK
Taking something intended to be paid for is stealing it, however it is defined. Whatever argument you use to justify this theft, may be reasonable, but it is theft.
Whistling Neil on bbc.co.uk
Why not just admit that you liked getting a load of stuff for nothing rather than pay for it and that you want to carry on getting it for nothing.
johnpearce48 on bbc.co.uk
What's the over/under on how long it will take for one country banning a website in another country to ignite a trade war? I say three years. Put your comment below.