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Old 2nd December 2011
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Originally Posted by initialsBB View Post
the thing I don't get about blocking the DNS is will it be illegal to link directly to an IP address? most people don't type in most urls anyway, they probably visit them from a link and then maybe bookmark it. won't people just create pages with a bunch of links directly to the IP addresses of various pirate sites?
Under the current text of the bill:

Following a court order served on a service provider to block access to a website, the Attorney General may seek an injunction against any other service provider that has knowingly and willingly provided a way to circumvent that block. Under the language of the bill, I would imagine that a site that provides direct links to sites that have been blocked could fall under this provision.

The injunction is limited to a court order prohibiting the service provider from interfering with the initial court order.