MPAA sues largest U.K. ISP in copyright case

Film association seeks to force Internet provider to block pirate site

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which represents six major Hollywood film studios, is suing BT, the largest Internet service provider (ISP) in the U.K., in an attempt to force it to block customer access to Newzbin, a website that allegedly hosts pirated versions of films, TV shows and music.

The Guardian reports that the copyright infringement case goes before the high court in London today. It is the first high court case in the U.K. to attempt to force an ISP to block a website under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act.

The MPAA represents Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros.

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