UK Pirate Bay block could be easily circumvented
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 02/05/2012 17:22
Internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK will soon have to block online access to the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay following a ruling by the High Court. However, trivial technical workarounds could limit the usefulness of the measure.
The court ruled that from later this month customers of Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media will no longer be able to visit the Sweden-based website, which provides links to mostly copyrighted music and videos. Another ISP, BT, has requested more time to consider its response to the blocking order.
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High Court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay
A group of five UK internet service providers (ISPs) have been ordered to block their customers' access to a file-sharing website.
Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media have been ordered to deploy measures that prevent their customers' visiting The Pirate Bay site. The UK's biggest ISP - BT - has been granted more time to "consider their position", according to a music industry body that sought the blocking action.