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BT ordered to block pirate links

BT ordered to block pirate links

source A High Court judge has ruled that BT must block access to a website which provides links to pirated movies.

follow Newzbin 2 is a members-only site which aggregates a large amount of the illegally copied material found on Usenet discussion forums.

http://www.papilouve.com/community-service-synthesis-essay/ The landmark case is the first time that an ISP has been ordered to block access to such a site.

go It paves the way for other sites to be blocked as part of a major crackdown on piracy.

go site In his ruling, Mr Justice Arnold stated: “In my judgment it follows that BT has actual knowledge of other persons using its service to infringe copyright: it knows that the users and operators of Newzbin 2 infringe copyright on a large scale, and in particular infringe the copyrights of the studios in large numbers of their films and television programmes.”

follow site He continued: “It knows that the users of Newzbin 2 include BT subscribers, and it knows those users use its service to receive infringing copies of copyright works made available to them by Newzbin 2.”

BT and the Motion Picture Association (MPA), which brought the case, will be back in court in October to work out how the blocking will work. BT said it will not appeal the ruling.

follow Read More/Source: BBC News

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