United Kingdom Starts Forcing ISPs to Selectively Block Websites

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Mon, Apr 30th, 2012 13:44 by capnasty NEWS

According to this article on the BBC, the UK's High Court has ruled that British internet providers must block the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.

Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, called the move "pointless and dangerous".

"It will fuel calls for further, wider and even more drastic calls for internet censorship of many kinds, from pornography to extremism," he said.

"Internet censorship is growing in scope and becoming easier. Yet it never has the effect desired. It simply turns criminals into heroes."

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