BT has now joined 02, SKY, TalkTalk and Virgin Media in their banning of The Pirate Bay, however according to a report by the BBC :

“BT has also cut off access to other addresses, known as proxy sites, made available by The Pirate Bay.

But a representative of the UK Pirate Party – a political group that opposes the bans – told BBC News more proxy sites had been made available within minutes.”

The rep for Pirate Bay added that the increased media coverage of the portal has seen its user traffic sky rocket.

“This increased traffic isn’t just about The Pirate Bay; it seems that the proxy has sparked an interest in the Pirate Party itself, and we are seeing a significant uptick in membership and people navigating the rest of the site,” he said.

“The volume of emails and phone calls into the party has also increased markedly. Blocks on Pirate Bay have effectively short-circuited the democratic process.”