UK High Court Grants the MPA its First “Pirate” Cyberlocker Blocking Order
The UK High Court has ordered six of the country’s largest ISPs to block access to Mixdrop.me and Mixdrop.co. The injunction was requested on behalf of Netflix and several major Hollywood studios. The Motion Picture Association notes that this is the first blocking action in the UK that’s aimed at a cyberlocker service hosting movies and TV shows.
Website blocking is without a doubt one of the favorite anti-piracy tools of the entertainment industries.
The UK has been a leader on this front. Since 2011, the High Court has ordered ISPs to block access to many popular pirate sites.
While official numbers are lacking, it’s believed that thousands of URLs are currently blocked, targeting sites such as The Pirate Bay, Sci-Hub, Fmovies, NewAlbumReleases, and Team-Xecuter.
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