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Movie Industry Files Injunction Against UK ISP 165

daedae writes "The Motion Picture Association (MPA), which represents studios including Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney, have filed suit in the UK against BT, Britain's largest ISP. The studios are asking for an injunction which would force BT to block access to Newzbin, on the grounds of massive losses to Usenet piracy."
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Movie Industry Files Injunction Against UK ISP

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  • by SmallFurryCreature ( 593017 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @03:02AM (#36619838) Journal

    Awh, poor BT, after taking it up the ass for the content owners, they get it shoved up there again!

    Remember that when dealing with the content industry, if you give them a finger, they bite of your head.

    Once this motion passed, other motions will be easier and easier until the entire internet consist only of sites the content industry approves off. And politicians who are used to compromises let it all happen because they think the content industry will meet them half way. The problem with meeting someone half way is that if it is you who keeps doing this, sooner or later you are completely on the other side.

    For those who can read dutch, read it and weep: []

    For those who can't read dutch: You poor wretch of a not quite human being. How can you face the dark void that is your miserable life each day?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @03:02AM (#36619840)

    to have given an accurate summary? They are not asking for an injunction again Newzbin, that site was sued into oblivion. They are asking for an injunction against Newzbin2 which has arisen to take its place. TFA you submitted says just that.

    Actually I can't hold you to that, the article is horridly written.

    "The Motion Picture Association (MPA), which represents studios including Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney, is urging a judge to grant an order forcing telecoms group BT to cut off access to the Newzbin website."

    "The MPA won a court battle against Newzbin last year and the site was taken offline."

    "But it reopened abroad under the name "Newzbin2" and is run by anonymous operators, compelling the MPA to take the unusual step of trying to force BT to block the site."

    This is why you hire editor's to proof these things children. Someone should have slapped this writer for contradicting himself within his own story.

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