Portuguese ISPs Blocked 50 Torrent & Streaming WebsitesAdded: Friday, October 30th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Portugal has recently blocked access to more than fifty domain names of popular torrent websites and streaming portals. The move followed a new agreement between the authorities, rights owners and Internet service providers, through which more websites can be blocked during the months to come.
Instead of taking website operators to court, the rights owners now prefer to demand that broadband providers should block access to “illegal” domains. This is why courts worldwide have ordered Internet service providers to block subscriber access to “pirate” services.
However, in Portugal the process is a bit different. A voluntary process has recently been formalized there via an agreement between several parties including the Association of Telecommunication Operators and the Ministry of Culture.
Earlier in 2015, local ISPs were ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay. According to the new agreement, it would now be possible to add new pirate websites without a court order. And this mechanism was tried a few days ago, with providers adding more than 50 new domain names connected to “piracy” websites to blacklist. Including us.
Moreover, it looks like the 50 domain names are just the start, with the various parties claiming that they were going to target hundreds of websites in the end. According to the agreement, rights owners have a right to file 2 complaints per month, each of which can target up to 50 online services. In the meantime, all sites are added following complaints from the rights owners. They are investigated by local anti-piracy group and end up on the blocklist in the case of sufficient evidence of repeated infringing activity.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
|More like targeting all kinds of things and having a switch.|
Then when they see one they dont like they just push a button and someone shuts it off.
I see a massive amount of addresses getting messed up in the near future,what a mess.
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