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High Court ruling forces UK ISPs to block 25 biggest file-sharing websites

29 October 2013, 20:55 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Internet Service Providers in the UK will – by law – have to block access to 25 of the largest copyright-infringing websites due to a new High Court order.

An application lobbied by the BPI will come into law this week (from Wednesday 30 October) which means that, along with previously blocked sites like The Pirate Bay, 21 other major offenders will see user access denied.

“We asked the sites to stop infringing copyright, but unfortunately they did not,” said BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor. ”We were left with little choice but to apply to the Court, where the judge considered the evidence and declared that ISPs should not serve access to them.”

Check out the full list of blocked sites beneath, via Music Week:

BitTorrent Sites:
1 The Pirate Bay *
2 Kat *
3 H33t *
4 Fenopy *
5 1337x
6 BitSnoop
7 ExtraTorrent
8 Monova
9 TorrentCrazy
10 TorrentDownloads
11 torrentHound
12 Torrentreactor
13 Torrentz

Aggregator Sites:
14 Abmp3
15 BeeMP3
16 Bomb-Mp3
17 eMp3World
18 FileCrop
19 FilesTube
20 Mp3Juices
21 Mp3lemon
22 Mp3Raid
23 mp3skull
24 NewAlbumReleases
25 Rapidlibrary

*Already blocked by UK ISPs

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