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Submission + - UK ISPs Ordered To Block The Pirate Bay (bbc.co.uk)

megla writes: The High Court has issued an order requiring Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay — something which won't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been keeping track of the BPI's enforcement efforts in the UK.

The ISPs themselves seem to have a much more sensible take on the matter, with the article quoting Virgin Media as saying

Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives...

It'll be interesting to see how the industry responds as the relatively trivial methods for circumventing the ban inevitably become more widely publicised as a result of this enforcement action.

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