Thursday, July 28, 2011

MPA forces BT to block Newsbin2

The Hon Mr Justice Arnold has come out in support of copyright owners by granting an injunction to MPA and made an order for the blocking of access to Newsbin2. Entirely correctly (in my view) he dismissed the mere conduit defence and defined narrowly what was required to constitute actual knowledge. This has major implications for ISP's and is a welcome piece of good news for the creative industries.