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Web Events (more headlines) 03-03-2013

High Court Orders Block Of Illegal Torrent Websites

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The High Court today ordered Britain's six biggest ISPs to block access to three major illegal BitTorrent websites - "Kickass Torrents", "H33T" and "Fenopy".

Today's judgment confirms that the operators of the sites infringe copyright on a significant scale. The Court has therefore made Orders requiring the three illegal sites to be blocked by Sky, BT, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media.

BPI Chief Executive, Geoff Taylor said: "UK music labels have innovated to build one of the most vibrant digital music sectors in the world. But the growth of digital music in the UK is held back by a raft of illegal businesses commercially exploiting music online without permission. Music fans shouldn't have to worry that sites distributing music online are illegal and unethical. Blocking illegal sites helps ensure that the legal digital market can grow and labels can continue to sign and develop new talent."


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