The High Court has ordered our ISPs to start auto-blocking three more sites linked with piracy, as a new batch of torrent providers are made to sit with The Pirate Bay on the inaccessible step.
The latest order sees the court agreeing with the BPI that the services of Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy are helping as indulge in copyright infringement on a “significant scale,” with the BPI’s victorious boss Geoff Taylor saying: “The growth of digital music in the UK is held back by a raft of illegal businesses commercially exploiting music online without permission. Blocking illegal sites helps ensure that the legal digital market can grow and labels can continue to sign and develop new talent.”
With blocks easily circumvented by such advanced hacker techniques as spending five seconds looking for one of the numerous alternatives on Google, we can say with some certainty that it’s not really going to have much of an effect. [BBC]