Another 21 pirate websites to be blocked by ISPs
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) have bagged themselves another court order against websites that engage in copyright infringement. As of today, the UK's six biggest ISPs will have to block 21 websites and torrents.
That includes TorrentHound and sharing platforms BeeMP3, Mp3Raid and FilesTube.
Last year, the BPI successfully got ISPs to agree to block The Pirate Bay and another three torrent websites. However, what they didn't manage is to stop people from getting access to them through a proxy.
There's also a Streisand Effect going on as well, with the BPI giving often unheard of sites huge amounts of publicity.
"We asked the sites to stop infringing copyright but unfortunately they did not and we were left with little choice but to apply to the court," said Geoff Taylor, BPI chief executive. "The judge considered the evidence and declared that ISPs should not serve access to them."
The websites which became inaccessible in the UK include Abmp3, BeeMP3, Bomb-Mp3, eMp3World, FileCrop, FilesTube, Mp3Juices, Mp3lemon, Mp3Raid, Mp3skull, NewAlbumReleases, Rapidlibrary, 1337x, BitSnoop, ExtraTorrent, Monova. TorrentCrazy, TorrentDownloads, TorrentHound, Torrentreactor and Torrentz.
This will be no problem for anyone who knows how to use a search engine to get an answer for a commonly asked question, so well done to the BPI.