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Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked

Written by James Delahunty @ 30 Oct 2013 6:51 User comments (7)

Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked Internet Service Providers must block 21 more websites linked to Internet piracy, according to a court order in the UK.
The new group of websites that are to be made unreachable to UK residents follow the Pirate Bay, and seven other piracy-linked websites that have been ordered blocked in the region. The new list includes sites such as FilesTube, Torrentreactor and Abmp3.

"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 court order mandated that all the sites must be blocked in the UK by today (Wed, Oct 30). The full list of sites to be blocked is as follows:
  • Abmp3
  • BeeMP3
  • Bomb-Mp3
  • FileCrop
  • FilesTube
  • Mp3Juices
  • eMp3World
  • Mp3lemon
  • Mp3Raid
  • Mp3skull
  • NewAlbumReleases
  • Rapidlibrary
  • 1337x
  • BitSnoop
  • ExtraTorrent
  • Monova
  • TorrentCrazy
  • TorrentDownloads
  • TorrentHound
  • Torrentreactor

The practice of enforcing blocklists on ISPs is the latest tactic in the fight against Internet piracy, though the practice of state-enforced censorship is facing predictable criticism. It has also led to the growth of censorship-sidestepping measures, such as using the portable PirateBrowser (or alternatively the TOR Browser that is it based on) which makes websites blocked in this way reachable in most cases.

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7 user comments

131.10.2013 01:48

Wow I can only imagine how effective this will be! Go get em UK, Arrrr!

231.10.2013 03:17

hopefully this is the best they can do so that we can easily circumvent it

331.10.2013 07:15

so even google offering proxy options, now it takes all of a few minus, to use a proxy and get to those sites, what next to ban and block

431.10.2013 16:41

changing your effective region is trivial at best.
Good luck with that.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

61.11.2013 11:29

I would like to see people posting magnet links on facebook and twitter. Then I would like to see the UK courts ordering the ISPs to block them ! That would be great.

BTW magnet links are nothing more than a series of characters and numerals.

71.11.2013 22:34

This just shows you how much of a lapdog the UK is for the American movie industry. What is the world coming to? Hollywood needs to burn.

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