In the UK, copyright holders have been blocking pirate sites for more than a decade and every month additional sites are added to the ever-growing list. Actioned under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, blocking injunctions are executed by the major ISPs, who together control the vast majority of the market.
A site or domain blocked on one ISP will be blocked by all of the others, meaning that domains either become permanently inaccessible or users are forced to turn to circumvention tools such as VPNs. These types of workarounds don’t deter Hollywood studios, however, which continue to add domains to the UK’s unofficial blacklist.
New Additions to the Pirate Site Blocklist
Following many similar requests over the years, the Motion Picture Association has now been granted permission to block yet…