Which? Convo: A High Court Judge yesterday ruled that BT must now block access to the website Newzbin2 – a site that provides links to pirated films. But is this the right way to tackle illegal downloading?
Gadgehit writes: "The Motion Picture Association (MPA) is celebrating a huge victory in the UK, as British Telecom has been ordered to block a website that provides links to pirate movies. The landmark case is the first time that an Internet Service Provider has been ordered to block access to such a site, and because BT provide the infrastructure for telephone lines in the UK, the MPA went to court with them first."
BT could be forced to block access to the website NewzBin which is being used to promote piracy among the internet. There have been complaints about this website in the past, but the large telecom company has not done anything about it.
It looks like Newzbin, thanks to MrWhite and the Team R Dogs, has returned. The resurrected site, now called Newzbin2, went online just a few days ago. This news comes only a few short weeks after the old Newzbin's May 18 shutdown.