File-sharing in the United Kingdom just got a little bit more difficult, as the nation's High Court has ordered the country's largest internet providers to completely block access to BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay. Proponents of the ban had argued that the site, where users have posted more than a few links to let users download copyrighted items, was hurting the UK economy by allowing people to get copies of movies and music without paying for them.
Britain's High Court — not the highest, but well up the ladder — has officially ordered Internet service providers to block Sweden-based file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. Is the U.S. next? Read Post
A court in The Hague, Netherlands has ordered Internet providers to block the The Pirate Bay website or face large fines, a ruling that means accessing the Swedish-born site directly will soon be impossible for most Dutch consumers. Read Post