Can you say Government-Backed Anti-Competitive Censorship? Good! I knew you could!
Several British ISPs have blocked access to the Promo Bay website (promobay.org), even though it does not host any illegal material.
The platform was created in cooperation with controversial peer-to-peer sharing resource the Pirate Bay, in order to promote independent musicians, artists and filmmakers.
ISPs have told TechWeekEurope they are blocking the site as it was on a list of websites they were told to prevent access to when they were handed the court order regarding The Pirate Bay. After action from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) earlier this year, all major UK ISPs blocked the file-sharing site.