Two weeks ago, British Telecom (BT) was ordered to censor and block access to Newzbin2 in the UK, from here:
BT has been given 14 days to block access to a website accused of promoting illegal filesharing "on a grand scale" by Hollywood studios, in the first high court ruling of its kind under UK copyright law.
Justice Arnold handed down a written judgment to BT - which, with about 6 million customers, is the UK's biggest internet service provider - to block its customers' access to the website Newzbin2 at the high court in London.
The judge backed the argument brought by a coalition of Hollywood studios, including Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Universal, Fox and Columbia, which have argued that Newzbin2 has made millions profiting from exploiting other people's work.
The court said BT must foot the bill for the cost of implementing the web block on Newzbin2.
Newzbin2 is a website, that searches the Usenet and publishes an index or catalog. This is what the start page looks like:
My question is, can you, dear British readers of diablog, go to www.newzbin.com? Is it blocked? What do you see?
Please, kindly let us know.