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    UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

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      UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      BBC News - UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites
      British ISPs have been told to block access to two websites accused of aiding piracy on a "mass scale".

      The court order to block EZTV and YIFY Torrents was made last week and should take effect soon.

      The two are the latest in a growing list of websites to which UK ISPs have been asked to block access.

      Action against the sites was started by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

      File-sharing news site TorrentFreak said it the High Court decision followed efforts by Fact and the MPA to contact the owners of both sites. The MPA is the international arm of the Motion Picture Association of America.

      A spokesman for Fact said it and the MPA had given both sites a chance to avoid legal action by responding to cease and desist orders, by both industry groups, to remove pirated content issued.

      Fact said it had resorted to legal action when no action to remove infringing content was forthcoming.

      The process to get the UK courts to issue blocking orders was now well established, he said, and the UK's biggest ISPs typically took a fortnight to impose blocks.

      The action against the two sites was just one aspect of a broader policy targeting pirate sites, said the Fact spokesman.

      Efforts were also being made to cut off funds to infringing websites by targeting ad networks that some sites relied on to generate cash.

      In addition, he said, payment providers were looking at ways to stop donations and other payments getting through to pirate sites.

      A growing number of sites accused of aiding piracy are now blocked to UK web users.

      The list includes the Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, H33T, Fenopy, Movie2K and Download4All. In addition, the Premier League has won a block on football streaming site FirstRow1.eu.


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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      NO!!!!!

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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      Yeeesssss

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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      At what level do Sky block, just DNS or will I have to cast VPN?

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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      VPN traffic is encrypted. Sky cannot see the content.

      This is one reason why sites such as HMA are becoming increasingly popular. Do remember to be careful though as there may be some rouge VPN sites out there.

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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      VPN traffic is encrypted. Sky cannot see the content.

      This is one reason why sites such as HMA are becoming increasingly popular. Do remember to be careful though as there may be some rouge VPN sites out there.
      FYI, EZTV blocking started this afternoon on Sky.

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      Re: UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites

      Thanks. A proxy solution works just fine though

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