British Court Orders Pirate Sites Blocked

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ritain's High Court, comparable to the U.S Court of Appeals (or Federal Court), has ordered Britain's principal broadband providers to block or at least impede access to three BitTorrent websites within 15 days. The order would effectively cut off users' access to KAT, H33T and Fenopy. The court acted following a petition by 10 record labels that was supported by the Motion Picture Association and PACT, an association of movie and TV producers. The record labels claimed in their complaint that the sites' primary business was providing bootleg copies of records to their users. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that the most popular download on Fenopy, which is headquartered in Sweden, today (Thursday) was the Oscar-winning movie Argo, which is still playing in theaters.


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