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Null-Routing is Not a Practical Anti-Piracy Measure * TorrentFreak

blackholeA group of independent film companies has taken the issue of piracy liability to a new level over the past year.

After pursuing lawsuits against file-sharers, pirate site operators, and app developers, they started going after VPN providers and their hosting companies.

This strategy has resulted in a few settlement agreements already. VPN providers Torguard, VPN Unlimited, and all agreed to block torrent traffic on U.S. servers. Hosting company Sharktech did the same and also promised to block popular torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, YTS, and RARBG.

It’s unclear whether any damages were paid as part of any of these settlements. What we do know is that the agreements are now being used as ammunition in other cases, as we previously predicted.

Filmmakers vs. Quadranet

This is also happening in a lawsuit filed by a group of filmmakers against hosting provider Quadranet. The Californian company was not inclined to settle and fought back, with success. Last December, a…

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