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TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website blocking is an effective way to deal with pirate sites but Internet provider TekSavvy sees things differently. The ISP describes the proposed measures as ineffective and inappropriate. Pirate site blockades […]

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ISPs: Pirate Site Blocking Threatens Freedom of Expression

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa believes that site blocking isn’t the right answer to piracy. The group describes the measure as “limited” and “blunt,” while stressing that it could threaten people’s rights to freedom of expression and access to information. Online piracy is an international problem for the content industries, one that’s […]

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TV Distributors Abandon IPTV Blocking Application Down Under

Back in February, TV distributor International Media Distribution launched legal action in Australia’s Federal Court targeting IPTV provider Reelplay. The company and two partners wanted local ISPs to block the platform due to alleged copyright infringement. However, for reasons unknown, the applicants have now terminated their case. Changes to the law now make it relatively […]

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Warner Bros. Obtains Several Blocking Orders Targeting Major Pirate Sites

Warner Bros. has obtained several interim injunctions which compel ISPs in India to begin blocking major ‘pirate’ sites including EZTV, TorrentDownloads, Zooqle, Monova, Tamilrockers, and many more. The original applications are for permanent blocking injunctions that can be varied to counter circumvention. In some cases, domain suspensions have also been ordered. India is no stranger […]