Virgin Media moves to block Newzbin2
In a controversy similar to that seen over the decision to block filesharing site The Pirate Bay earlier this year, broadband supplier Virgin Media has stopped its customers from accessing Newzbin2.
The UK-based site is a usenet forum allowing users to download files, meaning it can infringe copyright laws and other legislative barriers.
Mark Wilkin, Virgin's help and support forum manager, left a post on the site explaining that the firm has complied with the courts' demand with some reservations.
"We strongly believe that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives," he said, adding that providing consumers with "access to great content at the right price" could be a good way to cut down on piracy.
This comes after Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media all expanded the scope of their blocking measures against The Pirate Bay.
According to TorrentFreak, the ISPs have all updated their block lists to make it more difficult for users to access the torrenting site.