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Submission + - Ruling in UK: ISPs Must Block The Pirate Bay (

Jeremiah Cornelius writes: BBC reports today that the High Court here in Britain has ordered that ISPs must block access to the Pirate Bay. The judgement was handed after an earlier blocking request was refused by ISPs, who would not block the site unless a court order was made, as is now the case. Interestingly, Virgin Media is an ISP which is complying in dissent with the remedy. Part of the Virgin Group which arguably has a stake in the position taken by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) an equivalent to America's RIAA. "Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists" Chief BPI executive Geoff Taylor said that the court "has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale. Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works." Other affected ISPs include Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and British Telecom

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