Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have been asked to stop UK web users from accessing illegal downloads site Newzbin2.

BT has already been ordered to block the members-only site that offers links to other locations on the web where music, movies and other content can be illegally downloaded, following a ruling by High Court Judge Justice Arnold in July this year. Justice Arnold ruled in favour of the Motion Picture Association, which launched the legal action against the UK ISP in June, and also ordered BT to use its own Cleanfeed technology, which is already used to block access to websites containing child sex abuse images, to prevent access to Newzbin2.

Now the MPA is hoping the other UK ISPs will follow suit.

"We are involved in constructive discussions but we are not going to comment in detail at this stage," an MPA spokesman told the BBC.

A Virgin Media spokesperson said the ISP will comply with any court order addressed to them.

"The recent Newzbin2 ruling clarifies the legal process for content owners to challenge alleged copyright infringement," the spokesperson said. However the ISP added it strongly believe such deterrents need to be accompanied by "compelling legal alternatives" citing its own agreement with Spotify, that gives "consumers access to content at the right price".

TalkTalk said it is "considering its position" .

"We have received a letter from the MPA asking whether we would object (in court) to an order for TalkTalk to block access to Newzbin," the ISP SAID.

"We are considering our position since there are some objectionable elements to the proposed injunction. We will only block access to a website if ordered to do so by a court."

Sky said as one of the UK’s largest investors in content and a leading ISP, it is determined to play its part in tackling piracy.  

"We fully support the Government's proposed measures to tackle copyright theft. Sky is working with the rest of the industry to implement a sustainable framework for tackling piracy, which looks likely to encompass site blocking. When presented with undisputed and legally robust evidence of copyright breaches, we will take appropriate action.”

 The anoucement comes just days after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) asked BT to voluntarily block access to the Pirate Bay.

The Pirate Bay, which was formed in 2003, is the web's largest a BitTorrent search engine that indexes files available on peer-to-peer file-sharing services. Despite not actually hosting content, it provides web users with a list of links to locations on the web they can illegally obtain music, movie and games. In 2009, the four founders of the site were found guilty of copyright infringement. However, it continues to exist.