In the United Kingdom, a long silence has reigned in recent years The fight against pirate streaming sites. However, the situation has taken a new turn, especially this month. The new judgment of the High Court in London now requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block these sites. “123 Movies” All sites from the same brand are highly targeted. “
It should be noted that the direct beneficiaries of this decision are the major Hollywood studios, members of the Motion Picture Association (MBA). A number of discussions took place before this ban on piracy sites was finally lifted.
Long before this decision, the MBA already had ample ways to pay its filmmakers.
Reasons why this command was created
Blocking piracy sites is definitely the best solution to combat them. However, this does not preclude the emergence of a large number of pirate streaming sites in a year between 2019 and 2020. Therefore the implementation of the new restraining orders is essential from the point of view of the owners and users. Interests.
One thing to keep in mind is that the MPA is now interested in sites that have direct or indirect links with 123movies.com, by the end of 2020, with a DMCA summons from the US jurisdiction, in partnership with Creativity and Entertainment.
The panel therefore requested that Cloudflare be compelled to disclose the list of these pirate sites and all information related to it.
Websites affected by the website
It should be clarified that there are innumerable sites to be blocked. Surprisingly, these sites receive millions of visitors each month, most of them from the UK. According to the British ISP Skyboard, four new streaming portals will be blocked, namely www9.0123movies.com, w5.123movie.cc, 123moviesfun.is and wvw1.123movies.net.
In addition, according to ISP TalkTalk, another site called Sci-Hb.se has been blocked following requests from Elsevier and Springer Nature.
It should be noted, however, that ISP prevention measures are easily avoided. This is enough for the DNS of its link to no longer go through their infrastructure and regain access to blocked sites.
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