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The U.K. government is to repeal two sections of a key antipiracy law that would have allowed it to block Web sites by court order, after copyright holders beat them to it.
Nearly 10 years ago, "Cleanfeed" was designed to protect the British public from child abuse imagery. A decade later, the same system is used to enforce ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. How did the U.K. fall into "censorship creep"?
The movie industry is demanding the ban on Newzbin be extended to all the big Internet service providers.
Newzbin, the site that links to copyright infringing content, is now blocked by BT. But Newzbin says the block isn't working.
The UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the government wants sites like Google to block copyright-infringing sites from search results.
A High Court judge has ordered BT to block its customers from accessing filesharing site Newzbin, following pressure from Hollywood movie studios.
For the first time, an ISP has been ordered to block a pirate site. But you can't block the CNET UK team when we podcast the latest tech news and views.
Major movie studios are seeking an injunction against BT that would force the ISP to block its customers from visiting filesharing website Newzbin.
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