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UK ISP's To Block The Pirate Bay and Other File Sh

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Around 100 file-sharing and cyberlocker websites have appeared on a hit list in which UK ISPs want to block access to under a new voluntary code currently being discussed.

UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are already in talks with media rights holders to block around 100 file sharing and cyberlocker websites it has emerged. The move comes as ISPs BT and TalkTalk won a Judicial review of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) resulting in a 2 year delay on it's implementation.

The voluntary code is a planned workaround to the delay in the DEA and rights holders attempt to curb file sharing. If passed the code would see rights holders pass evidence of websites that "facilitate" illegal file sharing to ISPs who would then block access to the sites in question. However, ISPs are reluctent and are pushing for a high court judge to approve any site blocking.

Also under discussion is whether ISPs or rights holders should pay compensation to sites that successfully appeal a blockage.

Amongst the 100 sites is the worlds most resilient Bittorrent site, The Pirate Bay and Usenet's reincarnated NewzBin2."

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