BPI urges ISPs to block three more piracy sites

Tina Hart

The BPI has urged ISPs to block three more sites which it believes are illegally sharing music.

The BBC reports that Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents may be blocked by UK ISPs as they have agreed to follow the BPI’s request in the plight against online piracy if a court order is confirmed.

The request letter was sent to BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk with the aim for action to be taken before Christmas.

A BPI spokesperson told the BBC: "Like The Pirate Bay, these websites are profiting illegally from distributing music that isn't theirs, without permission and without paying a penny to the musicians, writers and producers who created it.

"It is plain wrong. The existence of these sites damages the growth of Britain's burgeoning digital music sector."

This follows a previous UK High Court ruling that saw Pirate Bay blocked in the territory by Virgin, BT, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, Talk Talk, BE and O2.

The effect of blocking Pirate Bay was criticised as being ‘short-lived and ineffective’ but the BPI moves made an impact nonetheless and chief executive Geoff Taylor said: "The goal of our action was to reduce UK use of The Pirate Bay, which was causing particular harm to British musicians and labels.

"We recognise there is more to do to reduce illegal P2P use overall."


Tags: Piracy, bpi, ISPs

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