Virgin Media blocks Newzbin 2

16 August 2012

Bitterwallet - My Little Pony is a pirateVirgin Media is bracing itself for DDoS business at they have become the latest ISP to block access to Newzbin 2 (a site which sorts you out with pirated films and music) after they received a court order from the Motion Picture Association.

Sky and BT have already blocked the site.

"As a responsible ISP, Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company, but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives to give consumers access to great content at the right price," said Virgin in a statement.

Of course, people will be able to circumnavigate this block, so is this just a case of shutting organisations like the BPI up?

Data has shown that the Pirate Bay block only saw their track dip for a week before going back to normal levels. And still, no letters have been sent to those infringing copyright from the Data Protection Act and there are no plans to do so until 2014.

TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy


  • Savvy S.
    I think you are right that it is a case of shutting the BPI up - at least they can be seen to make proactive steps!
  • Angry S.
    Complete waste of time. Anyone with an ounce of initiative will find a way around the block in 10 minutes.
  • sicknote
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....pause for breath......ha ha ha ha ha....'cos that'll stop the pirates who are by the way, far more intelligent than the policy makers...
  • samuri
    another sad attempt by the pillocks in pointy shoes, FAIL.
  • SillyGames
    there are plenty of free VPN sites whitch will link you to Newzbin 2 thu there site, pointless indeed, Epic Fail

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