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BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

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Using this judgement,the analogy would be importers must take reasonable steps to prevent the import of illegal counterfeit goods, and being informed that a shipping container is full of the stuff should be enough to have it stopped on the docks and Customs invited to investigate the contents.

If an importer ignores a warning that a container contents is illegal, and that is then intercepted, I'm sure a judge will take a dim view of them ignoring the law.

By your analogy, the judgement is that ISPs should block all access to the whole of the internet, because it can be used to order fake goods. What it actually says is that ISPs should block access to specific illegal sites.

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