The U.K.’s top broadband providers have been asked by a British music trade association to stop their customers from accessing three file-sharing sites, months after a court order forced the same ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which acts on behalf of the music industry in the U.K., has asked ISPs to block their subscribers’ access to Fenopy, H33t, and Kickass Torrents — sites which act in a similar way to Magnet link sharing site The Pirate Bay.
BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, O2 Broadband, EE — formerly known as Everything Everywhere, the parent company of T-Mobile U.K. and Orange U.K. — and TalkTalk, were sent letters by the trade group last week, according to the BBC News, which first reported the story. The BPI’s letter requests sites be blocked on the grounds they are allegedly illegally distributing music.
The ISPs said they would only comply with the request if a court order forced them to do so, according to the BBC.
The BPI is looking to have the three sites blocked by Christmas — a likely feat, thanks to its earlier action against the Pirate Bay.