UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy
BT, Virgin Media, O2 and Be There have started to block access to three of the world’s largest BitTorrent sites. The blockades were put in place following a High Court order earlier this year, which ruled that KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy were facilitating copyright infringement. With the sites no longer accessible, hundreds of thousands of UK BitTorrent users will be looking for a new hope, or options to bypass the filters.
KickassTorrents is currently listed among the 50 most visited websites in the UK, but this is about to change.
Starting today, several British Internet providers started blocking the popular torrent site, as well as Fenopy and H33T.
The blockades follow on from the High Court verdict last month which required six ISPs (BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk) to block subscriber access to the three torrent sites. The legal action was initiated by the music industry group BPI, representing a variety of major labels.
Previously a similar order took down The Pirate Bay in most of the UK.