Courts order ISPs to block 59 piracy websites

Courts order ISPs to block 59 piracy websites Judges have ordered ISPs to block a list of 59 websites that provide access to pirated movies and TV show content.
Two seperate orders from courts in Australia obliges Internet Services Providers to block a total of 59 websites and 127 domain names. In one case, based on a complaint from Roadshow, a judge ordered ISPs to block 42 websites, while in a second case brought by Foxtel, a further 17 blocks were mandated.

The list of websites includes popular sources for unauthorized streams, including PrimeWire, Project Free TV, Watch Servies and PutLocker, which can blocked based on legislation passed in 2015.

"This is a historic moment for Australia to have what is effectively 95% of the criminal trade blocked," Graham Burke, co-chief of Village Roadshow, and also the head of Creative Content Australia, said. "The thieves who run pirate sites contribute nothing to Australia -- they employ no one and pay no taxes here. Of the enormous profits they earn, not one cent goes back to the original creators of the content."

Creative Content has threatened to sue pirates in Australia later this year.

via: Engadget

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121.8.2017 21:35

Ummm ! isn't that how major corps operate as well i.e not paying taxes in countries they do businesses in. & don't get me started on so called charities..lmao..As for money not going back to artists,that ain't down to piracy,the music industry is full of musicians who got shafted by them (the industry itself).Now ! i could'a sworn i had a kettle.

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222.8.2017 12:44

I must add that this "criminal trade" being blocked means no more advertising for the artists/producers. Peeps that jack a song or movie often go out and buy it. I do and many certainly agree. I'd say the majority of pirates (non rampant leeching pirates to be precise) honorably buy what they really like.

Sorry but not watching a program AT ALL is worse than someone watching it for free from a bottom line standpoint.

324.8.2017 11:17

It has been shown in repeated studies that pirates also *buy* far more content than standard users, yes. That correlation, however, doesn't exist for streamed content, at least in any of the studies I've seen to this point ^^'.

424.8.2017 21:52

Originally posted by Bozobub:
It has been shown in repeated studies that pirates also *buy* far more content than standard users, yes. That correlation, however, doesn't exist for streamed content, at least in any of the studies I've seen to this point ^^'.
I think that the whole pirates buying content thing relies on the content being worth watching more than once...or at least wanting more of that content.

525.8.2017 6:39

I know for me personally, I have bought a great many things that I would never have even heard of if not for finding it online first. I often then also buy everything else the artist has ever put out as well. Finding one online download leads to many purchases from me. Basically, downloads are like the radio used to be. It's just where you hear something new for the first time. I am a audio snob and a crappy mp3 download does nothing for me except prompt me to buy the cd. I am a collector and still prefer to have the physical media.

625.8.2017 12:59

All I have to say what a joke but very soon crypto currency is the future and once global retailers accept it as currency rather than fiat reserve notes means no middle Ppl or opportunists as I call it ie lawyers who don't do nothing except conspire deceive even manipulate copyright owners so they say so with Crypto Currency not bitcoin all is direct from customer to service you pay for be it amazon, or some other global retailer then piracy would not be needed as you can get from a direct source without paying taxes or fees the reserve bank and all its creations ato IRS and so on are on there way out happy days are coming


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725.8.2017 13:12

Umm... Yeah. I find it hard to discern how cryptocurrency has much bearing on the subject at hand o.o'.

825.8.2017 13:39

It's easy these lawyers complain because no one buys from them anymore with their taxes and fees they enforce on the customer through 3rd parties tax is a third party crypto currency removes all of that the price you get rom the retailer is the price you pay no taxes no shipping and so forth no middle man or 3rd parties


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926.8.2017 1:45

I find this news item counterproductive. Now I have been made aware of these sites and may easily be able to access using VPN.

BTW what is to prevent me from borrowing the DVD/Blue-Ray disk from the local library and sharing it with friends and family over BTSynch?

"Of the enormous profits they earn, not one cent goes back to the original creators of the content." Can someone explain to me how they do it? All one needs to do is get the torrent file and you are done. What they should be doing is going after the people who advertise on these sites.

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