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CreativeFuture calls for US site-blocking action

Ruth Vitale, CEO of US creative industries trade body CreativeFuture, has called for members of Congress to discuss site blocking legislation. Writing an opinion piece in political blog The Hill, Vitale notes that after 30+ years of working as an indie film distributor, she became CreativeFuture’s CEO out of a deep concern that the US […]

February 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Singapore: More illegal domains blocked

Trade body the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has confirmed that under the terms of the ‘dynamic’ injunction granted by the Singapore High Court Order in February 2022, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have blocked a further 99 domains associated with the 30 illegal streaming sites that were first blocked in February. The […]

September 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Record industry extends site-blocking to mobile networks

The BPI, the representative voice for independent and major record labels, has confirmed that UK High Court website blocking of pirate music sites and apps – which previously applied only to users of fixed line broadband networks – is being extended to users of mobile networks, starting with EE, part of the BT group. Website […]

July 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Philippines: Rights group calls for site-blocking

Philippines rights group CitizenWatch has called on the nation’s legislators to give the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) more power to do its job effectively. “Citizens are the ultimate losers in online piracy,” declares Atty. Tim Abejo, Co-Convenor. “In violating intellectual property, pirates threaten the viability of the creative industry. They must be […]

June 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Indonesia claims site blocking success

Trade body the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has been tracking traffic to sites that have been blocked in Indonesia, as well as overall traffic to pirate sites and legitimate sites. The Indonesian government started blocking illegal sites in the middle of 2019 and by April this year the total number of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann