The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – now why do I always think Pornographic? – successfully forced UK based ISPs to block the popular file sharing site ThePirateBay and is working on blocking additional sites soon. While ISPs are forced to comply with the law and block access to those sites, users are not and can legally use proxies to gain access.
One option (of many options) is to use a VPN. VPNs offer an easy route to unblock restricted content, no matter where you are. While not always 100% legal, in this case it is, leaving the BPI initiative in the dust. It is unfortunate that money was spent to deal with this legal case. In the end businesses that don’t innovate and adapt their business model to meet current needs will soon die, no matter what the legal situation.
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