The cable TV, phone and broadband provider, Virgin Media have become the first ISP in the UK to start blocking sites known to encourage illegal file sharing, in this case the first site to be blocked it the Pirate Bay. In a post on the Pirate Bay blog, they say that UK internet users should protest to their MP about the UK High Ruling! Of course, Virgin Media subscribers will have to take our word on that one.
According to a statement by Virgin Media presented to users looking for the Pirate Bay;
“Virgin Media prides itself on being a responsible ISP, and acts under instruction of Court Orders to block sites deemed by the courts to be infringing copyright.”
However, the cable provider does state that they;
“Strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives”
Source [The Verge]