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More P2P Internet Piracy Sites Named for Court Ordered UK ISP Censorship

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 (7:54 am) - Score 2,211

Music licensing firm PPL appears to have revealed a list of new websites, which are accused of file sharing (P2P) based copyright infringement (internet piracy), that the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) will shortly attempt to have blocked via major broadband ISPs in the UK.

So far Rights Holders have already managed to use Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (here) to have two similar websites, Newbinz and The Pirate Bay, blocked through a court ordered injunction against Sky Broadband, Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile), TalkTalk, O2, BE Broadband and Virgin Media.

BT become the last of the big UK based broadband ISPs to block The Pirate Bay website at the end of last month (here) and since then many people have asked, who next? ISPreview.co.uk contacted the BPI last month to ask this very same question but received no reply.

Now TorrentFreak has revealed the contents of a leaked letter from PPL, which appears to outline a list of BitTorrent (P2P) sites that the BPI has an interest in. Specifically the PPL asks whether any of its members have licensed their music to the sites, which is unlikely, before directing them to inform the BPI’s legal team before 10th July 2012.

The Targetted BitTorrent/P2P Sites
– Extratorrent
– Demonoid
– Kickass Torrents
– H33T
– Torrent Reactor
– Fenopy

The clear implication of this move is to double check the sites before they’re targeted through the same process as before, which initially saw the BPI asking for ISPs to voluntarily block The Pirate Bay and Newzbin; before ultimately imposing an injunction to do so through the courts. Big internet providers always require a court order for suck blocks.

Meanwhile visitors to The Pirate Bay have, thanks to the huge amount of publicity, continued to rise. Similarly one of Europe’s largest ISPs, XS4ALL, recently published a graph showing that overall P2P traffic through its network had actually increased since an identical restriction was imposed against Dutch providers.

As revealed in our recent article – How to Keep Your Data Private and Browse the Internet Anonymously – ISPs do not have any real control over content that exists on remote servers (the internet), thus any blocks are usually skin deep and easy to circumvent (VPN, Proxy Servers etc.). Even something as simple as using the Turbo Mode on Opera.com’s website browser is often enough to break such restrictions, thus all the court orders seem to do is help advertise where people can access the content.

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6 Responses
  1. Avatar Deduction says:

    With regards to one of those listed sites (not gonna say which) all i can say to them is good luck in getting a range of ip blocks. LOL

  2. Avatar Timeless says:

    that and the fact mirrors are likely within mins of blocking.. thats what happened with TPB

  3. Avatar Deduction says:

    With a creative google search and a little magnet generating site you can still search and get torrents from the pirate bay without even visiting one of its mirrors as ive described in a previous news item. At least TWO of these latest sites mentioned also list an MD5 sum in their torrent results, so you could still search those sites even if they fully block them and mirrors are never set up. I really dunno how its got to this stage of stupidity and wasting courts time and tax payers money to even allow the media industry to obtain court orders. The pirate bay already proves it achieves nothing. Im happy for courts, law of the land and money to be spent on stopping copyright infringement, but it seems they still have not found a way to do that so its all pretty much pointless. All its doing is creating extra work for courts and spending tax payer money to entertain the media industry whinging in the first place.

  4. Avatar zemadeiran says:

    The BPI are really grasping at straws and pissing into the wind on this…..

    They have not only lost the battle, the war has been over since Apple launched itunes. Traditional distribution is all but dead with itunes taking the lion’s share and of course calling the shots.

    itunes is of course a legal source of music where you have a choice in regard to the tracks YOU want not what THEY want to sell you.

    BPi, continue pissing into the wind and taste the result.

  5. Avatar Andrew Crawford says:

    The only way to stop copyright theft is to introduce a legal free service that provide users what they want, but that would be basic limit service but still free to get the premium stuff you need to subscribe but for something unlimited at reasonable price but the copyright holder will never budge

  6. Avatar Darren says:

    This will increase sales, not because piracy will decline but because piracy will increase. Some people will buy stuff if they have tried it first and like it. Everyone can see piracy increasing when these blocks are put in place. Sales will go up as a result.

    They know this and probably saw it happen when TPB was blocked. The more sites they get blocked the more piracy there is the more sales they make.

    These days I’ll only buy something if I know the artist is getting £100%. If this pathetic blocking stops I might reconsider.

    Weren’t their profit up anyway, nothing to do with stopping piracy and everything to do with greed.

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