BT Has Two Weeks to Block Newzbin2
BT has just 14 days to block customers from accessing file-sharing site Newzbin2.
A British High Court judge has given British Telecom two weeks to block access to Newzbin2, a site accused of distributing pirated content. The ruling, handed down by Mr Justice Arnold, upholds a ruling that called for a ban of access to the site in July.
Additionally, the Guardian reports that the judge is also supporting a proposal put forward by Hollywood studios (including Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Universal, Fox and Columbia) that would see BT ban "any other IP address or URL whose sole or predominant purpose is to enable or facilitate access to the Newzbin2 website" because he felt blocking access to the site alone would simply not be enough.
BT will also have to foot the cost of the block, which is thought to be around £5,000. The network had been arguing for the studios to pay the bill, but Justice Arnold also sided with the studios on that issue.