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BPI blocking application

Requests were made by the BPI to the big-six UK ISPs to block the site under CDPA s.97A, as well as Fenopy and H33t in October 2012.[1] In February 2013 it attempted to seek orders from the High Court. [2] The court ordered the blocks on the 28th of February 2013.[3] Compliance commenced on 2013-03-21 for all of the big-six ISPs[4][5]

See Website blocking




  1. More piracy sites faced with blocking as BPI contacts UK ISPs, BBC News, 2012-10-23
  2. British music industry bids to block three more file-sharing sites, Computerworld, 2013-02-19
  3. EMI & Others v BSkyB and Others 2013 EWHC 379, Chancery Division, England and Wales, 2013-02-28
  4. UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy, TorrentFreak, 2013-03-21
  5. Sky and EE confirm Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy are blocked, The Inquirer, 2013-03-26