The British Torrent Blockade Continues as the BPI Strikes Again

By Sam Gibbs on at

It's not just the Pirate Bay that's feeling the sting of High Court-infused blocking orders. Three more torrent sites, KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy, have been given the special treatment thanks to the BPI, just like TPB, with BT, Virgin, O2 and Be already blocking them off the face of the UK internet.

Apparently KickassTorrents was one of the 50 most visited sites in the UK up until now, with an apparent revenue somewhere in the region of $12,525,469 and $22,383,918, or between £8.25 and £14.7 million in real money, according to the expert quoted in the verdict. I have no idea where said expert got those numbers from, but they seem incredibly high to me. No wonder there are loads of torrent sites about the place if you can make that much money from pirating stuff.

Not that blocking these things will make much difference. I suspect, just like The Pirate Bay, there'll be loads of ways around it. Where there's a will, there's a proxy, that's for sure. [TorrentFreak]

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