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23 July 2013 0 Comments
Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

War against file sharing sites continues

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It is reported that a court order was made last week under which UK Internet Service Providers will have to block access to the file sharing sites EZTV and YIFY Torrents.

Action against the sites was started by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association (MPA). A growing number of sites accused of aiding piracy are now blocked to UK web users including the Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, H33T, Fenopy, Movie2K and Download4All.

A spokesman for Fact said the action against the two sites was just one aspect of the policy against pirate sites. Other strategies include cutting off funds to infringing websites by targeting ad networks that some sites relied on to generate cash and stopping donations and payment providers are looking at ways to stop donations and other payments getting through to such sites.

What should we do to combat pirate sites- what are your suggestions?

If you have any comments on this blog please contact Claus Andersen, Partner Corporate and Commercial on 020 7583 2222 or cka@royds.com or Sonia Mohammed smm@royds.com.

 

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