Over 500 websites blocked by order of UK courts

By now there have been at least 121 websites blocked by ISPs in the UK as a result of s.97A of the Copyright, Designs and PatentsAct 1988 and s.37(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. The blocks cover BitTorrent trackers; streaming sites; websites selling counterfeit products; and Popcorn Time sites. Music, film, sports matches, luxury goods and eBooks are protected. The burden on the ISPs is ever growing. 

In addition to blocking the main sites which have been the subject of blocking injunction applications, ISPs are also required to block mirror and proxy versions of the sites, as and when they arise and are notified by rights holders

Country: UK

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Internet, UK, website blocking, ISP, IPR, torrent websites, piracy, copyright

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

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