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High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block More Torrent Sites 133

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from TorrentFreak: "The website blocking phenomenon has continued today in the UK, with the High Court adding three major torrent sites to the country's unofficial ban list. Following complaints from the music industry led by the BPI, the Court ordered the UK's leading Internet service providers to begin censoring subscriber access to Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy." Unlike when the Pirate Bay was blocked, none of the ISPs contested this. They did, however, refuse to block things without a court order. Looks like the flood gates have been opened. On the topic of filesharing, Japan arrested 27 file sharers, using the recent changes to their copyright law that allow criminal charges to be brought against file sharers.
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High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block More Torrent Sites

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 28, 2013 @04:38PM (#43038781)
    Actually, it just means less piracy, which in turn will mean more money for the entertainment industry to use to bring us great movies and music. Sure, the mooching parasitic pirates will be upset, but the rest of us, who are willing to pay hard earned money for high quality entertainment, will be much better off.
  • Dear Judge (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 28, 2013 @04:41PM (#43038809)

    I have good reason to believe that criminals use the telephone system to distribute plans to commit crime. It is time to shut down these criminal aiding telephone systems.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 28, 2013 @04:52PM (#43038961)

    This is a blessing in disguise - Its a chance to stop stealing content (lets be honest here) and buy stuff through legit channels. The reason I started pirating in the first place is that a 700 mb xvid was vastly more convenient than going to the store, bringing home a dvd wrapped in annoying plastic with easytear perforations that never work and sitting through an FBI warning with nonsensical forced previews. This is all resolved, Hollywood has listened and there are tons of ways to stream movies (only the movies and non of the crap). Piracy is gone in my world, I thank Hollywood for listening to us.

  • Re:VPN FTW! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 28, 2013 @05:15PM (#43039237)

    Glad to see being dumb still has a penalty.

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