Blocking Attempts Branded 'Useless'

Attempts by six internet service providers to block two streaming websites have been dubbed "useless" by a Pirate Bay proxy site.

The High Court told EE, TalkTalk, 02, Sky, Virgin Media and BT to take down Movie 2K and Download4All.

The sites were accused of illegally providing access to television, films, music, games and magazines.

However, a spokesperson for the proxy site said: "In such an interconnected world, blocking and censoring websites is a wasteful venture.

"There are so many workarounds available that it makes me wonder what the point of such a block is in the first place.

"The proxy sites I have set up make it much easier to bypass these blocks."

Kieron Sharp, director general of the Federation of Copyright Theft, said the hosts were making money by breaking the law.

He said: "Court orders make it clear the ISPs need to play their part in protecting the livelihoods of two million people working in the UK's creative community and allowing future investment in exciting new films and TV shows."

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