More file-sharing sites targeted for blocking in UK
According to reports, the BPI has asked the UK's largest ISPs to block access to the file-sharing sites Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. As per usual, the ISPs have refused to do so without a court order.
This time round, it appears the BPI wants to speed the process up. The BBC article suggests that the rights holders want to have the sites blocked by Christmas, and quotes copyright lawyer Adam Rendle as saying this may actually happen, due to the precedents set in earlier cases.
Whether or not the blockage achieves its aims is another matter. In the case of The Pirate Bay (TPB), the site's administrators have consistently made it easy to circumvent such barriers by throwing up new IP addresses.