Virgin Media is the first UK ISP to block The Pirate Bay
After the UK High Court ruled on Monday that internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK must block file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, it has emerged that Virgin Media is the first ISP to execute the order.
In the ruling on Monday, ISPs such as Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media were ordered to block the file-sharing site from UK users.
According to UK tech news site The Register, the UK's largest telecoms operator was missing from the order in order to give it more time to comply.
Sweden-based The Pirate Bay has come under attack in various jurisdictions around Europe for its activities in serving BitTorrent links to copyrighted material, such as music and movies.
As of today some 4m Virgin Media internet customers will have access to The Pirate Bay blocked.
However, it is understood that various workarounds and links to Pirate Bay web addresses not covered by the order have surfaced on Twitter.