2024-07-24 19:45:47
ISPs urged to block filesharing sites | Technology | guardian.co.uk isps/Scrapbook

Rights holders from across the music and film industries have identified about 100 websites – including The Pirate Bay and “cyberlocker” sites – that they want internet service providers such as BT to block under new measures to tackle illegal filesharing.Under a voluntary code that is under discussion, content owners would pass evidence of illegal filesharing sites to ISPs, which would then take action against those sites.However, the proposals are fraught with complications. ISPs are understood to be open to the idea of cutting off access to some infringing sites, but argue that an impartial judge should decide which get blocked. It is also unclear whether content owners or ISPs would be liable to pay compensation to a site that argues that it has been unfairly censored.

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