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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 […]

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Russia Says it Will Soon Begin Blocking Major VPNs

Back in March, ten major VPN providers including NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish and HideMyAss were ordered by Russian authorities to being blocking sites present in the country’s national blacklist. Following almost total non-compliance, the country’s telecoms watchdog says that blocking nine of the services is now imminent. When it comes to site-blocking, Russia is one of […]

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Major US Sports Leagues Identify Foreign Pirate Streaming Threats

The Sports Coalition, which includes prominent leagues such as the NBA, NFL, and MLB, has shared its concerns over sports piracy with the US Government. The coalition identifies various threats abroad, including many streaming services and the Dutch hosting company Leaseweb. The Saudi Arabian service “beoutQ,” which is also highlighted by many other rightsholders, is […]

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Major ISP Backs Plan to Strip ISP of Licenses For Piracy Failures

A controversial anti-piracy bill that would see Philippines-based ISPs stripped of their licenses for providing access to ‘pirate’ sites, has received backing from one of the country’s largest ISPs. Globe Telecom described the proposed legislation as “an important first step” in the fight against piracy. Late 2018, authorities in the Philippines announced a new bill […]