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Judges CAN put a block on online porn as they order isp to block illegal file sharin
04-30-2012, 06:16 PM
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Judges CAN put a block on online porn as they order isp to block illegal file sharin
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Based in Sweden, The Pirate Bay is the world's largest BitTorrent site
Judges last night moved against internet giants with a ruling on copyright infringment that proved it is possible to take action to combat online porn.

The High Court ruled that a Swedish file-sharing website, which enables users to download music without paying, must be blocked by UK-based internet service providers.

Companies such as Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media have been told to prevent their users from accessing the site, The Pirate Bay, which hosts links to mostly-pirated free music and video.

Last night MPs contrasted the vigorous action to force internet service providers (ISPs) to block material which infringes copyright with the lack of movement on blocking children’s access to online porn.

The Daily Mail is campaigning for ministers to force ISPs to automatically block people’s access to adult content, unless they specifically ‘opt in’ to see it and can prove they are over 18.

Ministers however only want to see an ‘opt out’ system under which parents are offered the chance to install a filter.

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Claire Perry, the Tory MP leading the campaign for tougher action, said: ‘It’s obvious we are in a complete muddle when judges can block piracy websites but ISPs won’t do anything to make it harder for children to see online porn.

‘Industry and Government need to sort themselves out and think about new approaches such as an opt-in solution.’

Helen Goodman, Labour’s media spokesman, said: ‘Large businesses are able to enforce their rights through the courts because they can afford to.
‘But parents wanting to protect their children don’t have this option.

Virgin Media is one of six ISPs that has been ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay website
‘This is why the Government needs to step in, on the side of ordinary people.’

The call for The Pirate Bay to be blocked was made in November by the British Phonographic Industry, which represents music producers.

ISPs banded together to say they would not block the site until a court order was made. Now an order has been made, the ISPs say they will comply.

BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said: ‘Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists.

‘The High Court has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale. Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works without paying a penny to the people who created them.

‘This is wrong – musicians, sound engineers and video editors deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else.’

Virgin Media said that blocking access to sites was only part of the solution to online piracy. It called for ‘alternatives, such as our agreement with Spotify, to give consumers access to great content at the right price.’

The Pirate Bay, launched in 2003 by a group of friends from Sweden, allows users to search for and access copyrighted content including movies, games and TV shows.
In 2009, the Swedish courts found the site’s four founders guilty of helping people circumvent copyright controls.

The ruling was upheld after an appeal in 2010 but the site continues to function.

The Pirate Party UK, a spin-off from the political movement started in Sweden that backs copyright reform, said the latest move will ‘not put any extra pennies into the pockets of artists’.

‘Unfortunately, the move to order blocking on The Pirate Bay comes as no surprise,’ party leader Loz Kaye said.

‘The truth is that we are on a slippery slope towards internet censorship here in the United Kingdom


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04-30-2012, 07:10 PM
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RE: Judges CAN put a block on online porn...
(snill, you might have to shorten the title of this post so we can reply without editing the reply title.)

this article is poping up every where today.

let the fascist block freedom of speech... where there is a will, there is a way.

the courts can kiss my proxy enabled ass. Big Grin

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05-01-2012, 02:09 AM
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RE: Judges CAN put a block on online porn...
(04-30-2012 07:10 PM)stormium Wrote:  (snill, you might have to shorten the title of this post so we can reply without editing the reply title.)
this article is poping up every where today.

let the fascist block freedom of speech... where there is a will, there is a way.

the courts can kiss my proxy enabled ass. Big Grin

Agree title far too long and I like "where there is a will" Big Grin
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