Saturday, May 7, 2022

ISPs Ordered to Block Three Pirate Streaming Services

Jon Brodkin:

A federal judge has ordered all Internet service providers in the United States to block three pirate streaming services operated by Doe defendants who never showed up to court and hid behind false identities.

The blocking orders affect,, and, as well as related domains listed in the rulings and any other domains where the copyright-infringing websites may resurface in the future. The orders came in three essentially identical rulings (see here, here, and here) issued on April 26 in US District Court for the Southern District of New York.


The defendants are liable for copyright infringement and violated the anti-circumvention provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the judge wrote[…]


The judge ordered domain registrars and registries to transfer the domain names to the plaintiffs.


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