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Music Week:

In a move that the music industry hoped will be a key turning point in its fight against piracy and the ISPs that enable them, the Motion Picture Association has won its High Court battle to force BT to block access to the pirate website Newzbin 2.

The site links to unlawful copies of films and TV programmes, alongside other content from games, publishers and music available and has around 700,000 members.

But, in his ruling this morning Justice Arnold has said that the site should be prevented from using BT’s internet service for further copyright infringement.

He said, “It follows that BT has actual knowledge of other persons using its service to infringe copyright: it knows that the users and operators of Newbin2 infringe copyright on a large scale…it knows that the users of Newzbin2 include BT subscribers, and it knows those users use its service to receive infringing copies of copyright works made available to them by Newzbin2”...

According to the music and wider creative sector the ruling also has laid down a clear legal precedent, which they believed will enable content creators and distributors to secure greater cooperation from ISPs to address content theft on the internet…


Wikipedia:

BT Group plc (LSE: BT.A, NYSE: BT) is a global telecommunications services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the largest telecommunications services companies in the world and has operations in more than 170 countries. Through its BT Global Services division it is a major supplier of telecoms services to corporate and government customers worldwide. Its BT Retail division is a leading supplier of telephony, broadband and subscription television services in the UK, with over 18 million customers…


Previously:

New Review Calls for Britain to Modernize Copyright Laws…




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