First Singapore Piracy Website Blocked by ISPsAdded: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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In Singapore, the law targeting pirate online services was introduced back two years ago, but since then not a single domain has been blocked – until now. Solarmovie.ph will become the first piracy site to be blocked on copyright grounds by ISPs in the country. The entertainment industry welcomed the move as positive for copyright holders and helpful in preventing the spread of malware.
Apparently, copyright owners all over the world like blocking websites with the assistance of ISPs, as this effectively reduces online piracy. Back in the summer of 2014, Singapore became just another country to pass amendments to its Copyright Act and later in 2014 they were enforced, allowing Singapore to join the list of countries ready to block websites at the ISP level.
Although the entertainment industry expected that piracy websites would be blocked fairly quickly, 2015 passed without any result. Only a few days ago, Singapore’s High Court ordered local Internet service providers to disable access to Solarmovie.ph, a service offering links to mainly pirate films. Alexa ranking shows that Solarmovie has a world traffic rank of 1,500.
In the meantime, it was originally believed that TPB would be the first website to be blocked in the country, but The Pirate Bay may be in a batch of domains being dealt with separately. Back in January 2015, the IFPI suggested it would collect evidence against the largest torrent index in the world in order to get it blocked, but at the time TPB was still down after the December 2014 raid. However, the IFPI previously promised to initially target 3 to 5 websites in Singapore, so developments on that front is expected in the near future.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
|"The entertainment industry welcomed the move as positive for copyright holders and helpful in preventing the spread of malware."|
Oh, yeah, it's all about preventing the spread of malware, suuuure... *cough*industry-slaps-you-with-buggy-DRM's-which-they-make-you-pay-for-on-top-of-the-product-price*cough*industry-collects-your-data-and-wants-to-leave-you-with-no-legal-rights*cough* yeah, nice to see those whores so concerned about the safety of our computers and data...
|Next they will be saying they only want to protect the children.|
|posted by (2016-02-18 09:15:12)|
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