A queasy-making decision  for those concerned with Internet freedom and censorship, a U.K. High Court has ruled that Internet service providers in the country will need to block the popular file sharing site The Pirate Bay . The ruling will come into effect in the next few weeks. The court was petitioned by music conglomerate the British Phonographic Industry--just one of the music and film groups who are fighting legal cases against file sharing websites across the globe. Earlier this month, Hollywood studios lost a case  in an Australian court where they'd petitioned to hold ISP service providers responsible for illegal downloads on BitTorrent . In a different hearing on music sharing and rights, a German court ruled that it would hold YouTube responsible  for copyrighted music that was used in YouTube videos.
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