UK ISPs expand internet piracy blockade

UK ISPs expand internet piracy blockade

By Tom Pakinkis

July 23rd 2012 at 5:25PM

Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Talk Talk denying a number of new IP addresses

Several major UK ISPs have expanded their blockade against The Pirate Bay by denying a number of new IP addresses known to be used by the file-sharing website to their blacklist.

Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Talk Talk have all widened their block, although The Pirate Bay is thought to have added new ISPs at the weekend as a bypass and its hundreds of proxy sites are still accessible.

The UK High Court issued a ruling that forced the UK’s leading ISPs to censor the site, with Virgin, BT, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, Talk Talk, BE and O2 all carrying out the instruction over the weeks that followed.

The Pirate Bay has been adding new IP addresses as regularly and the ISPs have been updating their block lists ever since.

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