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Broadband policies

Our approach to protecting copyright

We have invested billions of pounds in high-quality entertainment for our customers because we know how much our customers value it. It’s therefore important that companies like ours do what they can, alongside the Government and the rest of the media and technology industries, to help protect their copyright. Such protection makes sure that consumers continue to benefit from TV programmes, movies and music both now and in the future. This means taking effective action against online piracy and copyright infringement.

Increasingly content owners are turning to the courts to present evidence of copyright infringement by websites that offer content illegally to users. When they do so, and the court agrees that copyright infringement has occurred, the content owners can seek a court order which compels the internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to those sites over their broadband networks.

To date, Sky has received High Court Orders to block a number of websites which infringe copyright or trademarks. You can get further details, including dates, identities of parties bringing legal action and a list of sites affected in our article Websites we’ve blocked under order of the High Court. You’ll also find limited information about what to do if you’d like to apply to challenge the orders listed.