Hollywood & Netflix Obtain High Court Orders to Block Dozens of Pirate Sites
The major Hollywood studios and Netflix, which together form the MPA, have obtained permission from the High Court in London to block dozens of additional pirate sites. The long list includes torrent sites TorrentGalaxy, Zooqle, TorrentLeech, MagnetDL and GloTorrents, plus a selection of unblocking portals and release blogs/DDL sites.
In the UK it’s possible for copyright holders to obtain High Court injunctions to have pirate sites blocked by major internet service providers including BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
This anti-piracy strategy has been regularly utilized by rightsholders since 2011 when the first blocks against Usenet indexer Newzbin came into force.
Since then many hundreds of domains have been blocked and after a somewhat brief hiatus in 2019, both Hollywood and the music industry have been seen returning to court to prevent access to the most popular pirate platforms.
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