Sunday July 31, 2011

British Telecom Ordered to Blacklist Usenet Search Engine

Newzbin2 has been blocked by British Telecom by order of a judge over what the judge deemed copyright infringement. The court order was prompted by complaints lodged by six major Hollywood movie studios. The suits brought by the studios could be just the beginning of future legal actions according to the results of this test case.

That law states that a court can "grant an injunction against a service provider, where that service provider has actual knowledge of another person using their service to infringe copyright."