Supreme Court: File-Sharing Platform Must Block Search Terms to Stop Piracy
Czech file-sharing and hosting platform Ulož.to must block searches and downloads related to six movies, the Supreme Court has confirmed. The Court rejected a request from rightsholders for more far-reaching anti-piracy filters but confirmed that online services can also be required to use technical restrictions for other content.
To the global audience Ulož.to may not be a household name but in the Czech Republic, it is huge.
The file-sharing and hosting service has millions of users and is listed among the 40 most-visited websites in the country. In addition, its mobile apps are frequently used as well.
Like many other file storage platforms, Ulož can be used to share a wide variety of files but, according to copyright holders, many people abuse the platform to share pirated music, movies, and TV shows.
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