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[BBC] BT ordered to block pirate links

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A High Court judge has ruled that BT must block access to a website which provides links to pirated movies.

Newzbin 2 is a members-only site which aggregates a large amount of the illegally copied material found on Usenet discussion forums.

The landmark case is the first time that an ISP has been ordered to block access to such a site.
Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14322957
    
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umm... yeah. that will never work.
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post #3 of 50
Good, less pirates, but most will just join a new ISP, or will find a new website to download torrents.
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As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.
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Originally Posted by Newbie2009 View Post
As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.
This nobody who is an avid internet user takes BT internet seriously
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Why just bt why not any of the other ISPs?

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I'm worried what kind of precident this may set.
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Originally Posted by Newbie2009;14376594 
As if BT customers did not hate BT enough as it is.

lol'd.

I'm worried about how this will spread, some ISPs get 'wholesale' broadband from BT, will they be affected by this act too?
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From my experience, BT internet is pretty good, no problems to report really.

On topic: Why just BT and not all of the other ISP’s? Is it because BT owns the internet and phone line infrastructure in the UK?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Elis View Post
From my experience, BT internet is pretty good, no problems to report really.

On topic: Why just BT and not all of the other ISP’s? Is it because BT owns the internet and phone line infrastructure in the UK?
He is right.
   
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