British Book Publishers Expanded “Pirate” BlacklistAdded: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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The UK book publishers added more online services to the unofficial blacklist used by the local ISPs. To be precise, 16 domains were added to the list following action by the Publishers Association. The aim of the content owners is to make illegal content harder to find online.
More than 3 years ago, the entertainment industry filed injunction applications at the High Court, and The Pirate Bay was blocked thanks to efforts of the British Recorded Music Industry. Since then, over 20 injunctions have been handed down to block illegal movie and music content, but the book publishing sector joined its colleagues only this year. In an injunction application targeting the largest Internet service providers in the United Kingdom, the group successfully argued that the book publishers’ copyright was being infringed by a number of websites. As a result, 7 online services were blocked at the ISP level.
This didn’t help much, because fresh domains, proxies, mirrors, and other workarounds were deployed, as usual. This made the Publishers Association apply to have yet more URLs blocked by broadband providers. Since all of them relate in some way to previously blocked services, the copyright holders didn’t need to start a fresh process but simply added the list of sites to the existing injunction.
The industry watchers say that this expansion is far not the last in a long line of applications made by the content industry. For example, earlier in November the blacklist in question silently expanded with about 170 websites, in October – with dozens of new domains, including those relating to Popcorn Time.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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