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Belgian ISPs now blocking more torrent sites than just The Pirate Bay

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2013 16:59 User comments (1)

Belgian ISPs now blocking more torrent sites than just The Pirate Bay In 2011, Belgium began blocking the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, following a court ruling.
This week, the country's ISP have added new torrent sites to their blockade, including many of the largest in the world such as Kat.ph, ExtraTorrent, BitSnoop and H33T. Anyone visiting the sites will be greeted by a "STOP" sign and a small message explaining that the sites are "considered illegal according to Belgian legislation."

The legislation in question was a lawsuit filed by the Belgian Anti-Piracy Foundation (BAF) and two major ISPs, Belgacom and Telenet. The court ruled in favor of the ISPs first, but an appeal overturned that decision. The Pirate Bay has been blocked in the nation since that decision.

Of course, the ISPs and legislators have been slow to block the ever-changing domains for the sites, and KAT's latest, Kickass.to is still available.

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11.9.2013 17:36

This sort of thing is such a huge waste of time. When will they learn that you can't stop the signal :)

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