closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Tree news

The Open Rights Group has called for broadband providers to make public any court orders for websites to be blocked.

Jim Killock, Executive Director at the lobby group, claimed that service providers are "often reluctant" to reveal which sites they must restrict access to - fearing this could be deemed a "provocative" step.

This is despite the fact the orders are public documents, he claimed.

As reported by, the Open Rights Group has applied to the High Court for a ruling requiring broadband providers to release such information.

At present, rules governing access to court documents only permit access to such orders as of right once the litigation has finished.

"We think court orders ought normally to be easily accessible to the public at all stages of litigation," Mr Killock stated.

"The courts seem to be treating blocking injunctions as if they were like temporary injunctions made while proceedings are still going on."

However, he said the injunctions are "the end of the section 97A process", explaining that nothing more is intended to happen after this point.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Moses Herve Johnson II 2 days ago BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps... So BT are charging this much for ultrafast internet, ridiculous, people should shop around before making...
  • Moses Herve Johnson II 2 days ago Virgin Media defends termination... It's ridiculous that virgin media charges so much against people who are moving homes.
  • Moses Herve Johnson II 3 days ago Virgin Media customers report... I don't think all of london is affected by virgin media internet network shutdown (mini meltdown). Well...

Search news