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The Pirate Bay has effectively been banned in the UK after the High Court issued a court order demanding ISPs block their customers from accessing the site. Not that doing so will make a scrap of difference, naturally.
Block The Pirate Bay!
The British High Court has ruled that six major ISPs – BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, O2, and Everything Everywhere – must start blocking their customers from having access to The Pirate Bay. Five are bowing to pressure, while BT has requested extra time to consider its position.
This is hardly the first legal woes that The Pirate Bay has faced. Similar court orders have been handed down in Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, and Finland previously, while a major police investigation into the site led to some of the people behind the site being found guilty of breaking copyright laws.