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UK High Court Orders ISPs To Block 13 Piracy Websites

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Deadline Hollywood reports: “The Motion Picture Association, the international leg of the MPAA, has won a legal battle in the UK against 13 piracy websites, which will see the country’s High Court require that five major Internet service providers, including BT and Sky, block them from their services.  It’s a major coup for the MPA, which protects the interests of Hollywood studios internationally. The High Court approved the order on October 17 against the 13 sites, which “enable people to search for, locate and access copyright infringing film and television content” and demanded that the sites be blocked within a matter of days.’The legal process is a well-established, legitimate and proportionate response to illegal websites that make creative content available without permission from rights holders,’ said MPA in a statement. ‘It is provided for by Section 97a of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.’ Sites that are set to be blocked include the reportedly popular 123movies.to, geektv.is, spacemov.com, hdmovie14.net and watchmovie.ms.”

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