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MPA WINS BIG VICTORY OVER U.K. PIRATES

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a landmark decision, a British judge has ruled that BT, the U.K.’s largest Internet service provider, must block a file-sharing website that offers pirated movies. The ruling had been sought by the MPA, the international arm of the Motion Picture Association of America. In it, Justice Richard Arnold said that BT has been aware that the operators of the Newzbin2 website “infringe copyright on a large scale, and in particular infringe the copyrights of the studios in large numbers of their films and television programs,” In a statement, MPA official Chris Marcich called the ruling “a victory for millions of people working in the U.K. creative industries and demonstrates that the law of the land must apply online.”