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UK court orders two more filesharing websites blocked

EZTV and YIFY to be MIA
Tue Jul 23 2013, 15:05
Policeman in front of no entry sign

THE UK Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has swung its axe at two more filesharing websites, EZTV and YIFY.

FACT has confirmed, as was first reported at Torrent Freak, that the websites EZTV and YIFY will be blocked by ISPs as soon as possible.

"We have made it clear that we will seek action against sites that continue to provide unremitting mass access to infringing content following due legal process," said a FACT spokesperson.

"The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and FACT wrote to EZTV last month asking it to stop infringing creative content. This site provides access to copyrighted material on a large-scale with no permission from the copyright owners [...] No response was received, so further action has been taken against EZTV through the courts."

The blocks on the websites follow a run of others on similar web destinations. Already this year we have seen people forced to use web proxies to access websites including Download4all, Movie2K, Kick Ass Torrents (KAT), Fenopy, H33T, and The Pirate Bay.

UK ISPs will always toe the line when a court order is presented to them, and they all have in the past acknowledged when they have been ordered to prevent access to specific websites.

The line from Virgin Media is, "As a responsible ISP we obey court orders when addressed to the company". Sky posts information on a dedicated website about when and where it is blocking banned websites. Neither EZTV or YIFY is listed yet. µ


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