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O2 and Be Broadband have become the latest broadband providers to block the Newzbin2 website, it has been revealed.

ISPreview.co.uk revealed that the sister companies are now preventing broadband subscribers from accessing the site, which is used to facilitate filesharing.

Back in 2011, the High Court determined that Newzbin2 was responsible for internet piracy, and ordered BT to block access to the site under section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

This court order was later extended to all major broadband providers in the UK.

Many blocked access to Newzbin2 some time ago, with Sky taking this course of action in December 2011 and Virgin Media in August 2012.

O2 and Be Broadband have now followed in the footsteps of these firms, meaning internet and home phone subscribers will no longer be able to gain access.

Broadband customers attempting to do so are greeted with a message informing them that the website has been blocked to prevent copyright infringement.

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