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Sky has become the latest broadband provider to block filesharing website The Pirate Bay.

Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media and Orange, the firm is now preventing broadband subscribers from accessing the site, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

This comes after the High Court of Justice in London imposed a court order instructing broadband providers to block the website, which has been found to facilitate copyright infringement.

In a statement, Sky said it has invested billions of pounds in high-quality entertainment for its customers, who value original content.

"It is therefore important that companies like ours do what they can, alongside the government and the rest of the media and technology industries, to help protect their copyright," the firm stated.

"Such protection makes sure that consumers continue to benefit from TV programmes, movies and music both now and in the future. This means taking effective action against online piracy and copyright infringement."

Sky previously blocked the Newzbin 2 website on December 13th 2011.

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