Payment Services Consider Making up a French “Pirate Site” BlacklistAdded: Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Urged by the French government, some payment platforms cooperate with rights owners in order to ban infringing websites. Apparently, the stakeholders are trying to decrease online piracy using the "follow the money" approach. This move was taken after the failed introduction of SOPA legislation in the US. Now the entertainment industry is looking for alternative means to achieve the same goals.
Thus, the anti-piracy groups are lobbying the public and private sector to help them. So far, the governments supported voluntary agreements in the US and the UK. Now France seems to follow the same path, trying to strangle the revenues of pirate services by making it harder to run adverts and accept online payments.
Critics of the move fear that without proper oversight the blacklist may become too broad, which would potentially result in destroying businesses not deemed illegal by any court.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
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