After the MPA won its blocking case against the Newzbin2 Usenet indexing site last year, it became clear that the entertainment industries would seek further injunctions against similar sites. Predictions pointing towards The Pirate Bay, the world's largest BitTorrent site, were spot on. This time Hollywood would step aside and leave it to the recording industry to obtain an injunction which would force ISPs to block the infamous torrent site
. Nine labels including EMI , Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner, say that The Pirate Bay infringes their copyrights and that several ISPs including BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, Telefonica and Virgin Media, should implement a blockade under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.
The High Court's ruling on whether the ISPs should prevent their customers from accessing the website is expected to come this June. If the ruling comes in favor of the music industry, 3.7 million users in the UK will be prevented from visiting the website.