Czech file-sharing and hosting platform Ulož.to must block searches and downloads related to six movies, the Supreme Court has confirmed. The Court rejected a request from rightsholders for more far-reaching anti-piracy filters but confirmed that online services can also be required to use technical restrictions for other content.
To the global audience Ulož.to may not be a household name but in the Czech Republic, it is huge.
The file-sharing and hosting service has millions of users and is listed among the 40 most-visited websites in the country. In addition, its mobile apps are frequently used as well.
Like many other file storage platforms, Ulož can be used to share a wide variety of files but, according to copyright holders, many people abuse the platform to share pirated music, movies, and TV shows.
Filter Battle in Court
Similar to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Uloz removes infringing content when it receives takedown notices…