The industry body for a number of movie studios said it was targeting BT first as it’s the largest internet service provider and wants to block Newzbin the same with the same system that stops access to sites hosting child sex abuse images.
The members-only website aggregates a large amount 0f the illegally copied material found on Usenet forums.
Its initial legal action was in the High Court which ordered the site to remove all such information which infringed copyright.
Though the site went into administration, its assets were sold to new owners and a fresh version of the site has popped up operating out of the Seychelles.
Chris Marcich, the European President of the MPA stated that, “Newzbin has no regard for UK law and it is unacceptable that it continues to infringe copyright on a massive and commercial scale when it has been ordered to stop by the High Court.”
Report by Sumit