In Young Turks Recordings Limited v BT an ors  EWHC 410 (Ch.) and Capitol Records and ors v BT and ors  EWHC 409 (Ch), the High Court issued s.97A CDPA 1988 “website blocking” injunctions.
Young Turks concerned a “streamripping” site which encouraged and assisted users to “convert” streamed copyright works on YouTube into permanent downloads (including providing users with an app). Capital Records concerned a major “cyberlocker” site which encouraged and rewarded users for uploading infringing material and to share unlawfully links to it.
In both cases, the High Court held that the operators and users of the site infringed sound recording rights and ordered ISPs such as BT to block access to these sites under the s.97A CDPA 1988 jurisdiction.
Gwilym Harbottle acted for the Claimants led by Edmund Cullen QC of Maitland Chambers instructed by BPI and DLA Piper UK LLP.