UK Court Orders Further Site Blocks

The High Court has ordered the UK's largest ISPs to block yet more sites at the request of the music industry. Now Internet service providers must also prevent access to Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

"The British music industry has nothing positive to show from their site blocks and personal legal threats. Looking at sales figures from 2012, you can't draw the conclusion that stopping access to the Pirate Bay did anything to help artists."

"Even so, the industry is insisting on pushing for ever greater blocks, just as we in the Pirate Party have been warning. The UK has now handed the power over what we see on the Internet to corporate lobbyists. The BPI is out of control."

"Last October Foreign Secretary William Hague said that 'efforts to suppress the Internet are wrong and are bound to fail over time'. However the British government seems unwilling or unable to tackle the issue of site blocking."

Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 16:30
Loz Kaye
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