UK ISPs asked to block more piracy websites

The UK's primary's internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) to block access to three additional websites accused of pirating copyrighted material.

The UK's primary's internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) to block access to three additional websites accused of pirating copyrighted material.

 
BPI wants Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents banned by the ISPs, which would not affect the websites themselves, but would prevent many UK users from accessing and downloading from them.
 
The ISPs, which include BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk, said they would comply with the request, but only if they receive a court order similar to that put in place in April for The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular file-sharing websites.
 
 UK ISPs asked to block more piracy websites
 
“Like The Pirate Bay, these websites are profiting illegally from distributing music that isn't theirs, without permission and without paying a penny to the musicians, writers and producers who created it,” a BPI spokesperson told the BBC. “It is plain wrong. The existence of these sites damages the growth of Britain's burgeoning digital music sector.”
 
The fact that The Pirate Bay was blocked means there is now a precedence in law for these websites to be banned, which makes it highly likely that a court order will be in place in a relatively short period of time. The BPI will then undoubtedly go after other websites believed to be sharing copyrighted content.
 
Source: BBC