Virgin Media have done it again! They have gone and started a “downloaders war”, I’m sure of it.
Basically what happened is that Virgin Media are claiming that they have had an order from the Courts to prevent access to a whole bunch of sites which lead to illegal downloading or copyright infringement downloading.
Not only is it Virgin Media but all 5 major ISP’s in the UK that have received this Court order, that’s Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media. The initial case was against the Swedish file-sharing website The Piratebay. The Court order sets in as of the 1st of May 2012 and originated in July 2011 when The British Phonographic Industry asked The Piratebay to remove selected torrents and The Piratebay refused, so they took them to court in December. In February Justice Arnold ruled that the The Piratebay incite their users to commit copyright infringement.
The Piratebay stated: “Internet censorship is growing in scope and becoming easier. Yet it never has the effect desired. It simply turns criminals into heroes.”