Microsoft Windows Messenger blocks The Pirate Bay links

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 28/03/2012 15:03

Links to The Pirate Bay's website are being blocked from appearing within Windows Live Messenger.

Microsoft confirmed it was enforcing the ban in its instant messaging program after the move was reported by the Torrentfreak website.

The software firm signalled that it had acted to combat malware.

The Pirate Bay claims to be the world's "largest bittorrent tracker", offering users the ability to download illegal copies of films, music and software.

However, it also hosts magnetic links to lawfully available material - such as music uploaded by unsigned bands - which is also subject to the block.
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