More site blocking may be on its way
The BBC has carried details on three more websites that the BPI acting on behalf of rights holders want the major broadband providers in the UK to block access to. The precedent for this has been set with the blocking of The Pirate Bay and Newzbin.
At this time it seems no blocking has taken place of Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents, and it is likely that another court order will be needed, though it may be faster to obtain this time if the situation can be shown to match the model set by The Pirate Bay action.
One presumes the BPI has seen positive results from the blocking of The Pirate Bay and Newzbin, and it would be interesting to see what difference the blocking of the previous sites has made to income. The BBC article shows some data from the Neilsen Net Ratings that suggest access to The Pirate Bay has dropped by three quarters, but it is not clear if this is simply because it is now harder to spot access to the site, or the blocking has really stopped three quarters of people using the site.