In common with submissions filed in previous years, the MPA mentioned many well-known consumer-facing platforms in the web, IPTV, torrent, and direct download categories. More recently, however, Hollywood’s complaints have expanded to encompass the platforms upon which pirate services rely to remain online.
As a result, hosting providers, advertising services, and domain name registries considered especially problematic now receive prominent mentions. It’s a trend currently mirrored in reports filed by other rightsholder groups.
Submissions by the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA), International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP), and the Premier League list many services as problematic. Those shortlisted below appear to be the most egregious of all.
Private Layer (AS 51852) has been appearing in rightsholder…