8 popular sites blocked by ISPs in UK as MPAA continues with its whack-a-pirate game


The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has succeeded in having yet more websites added to the list of copyright-infringing sites that anyone in the UK is blocked from accessing via any of the country’s major ISPs. The eight new additions are: Couchtuner, MerDB, Putlocker, Putlocker Plus, Rainierland, Vidics, Watchfree and Xmovies8. They join an ever-growing list of blocked sites in the UK, which originally focused on torrent sites, but now includes a number of direct streaming portals too. According to ISPReview, putting these blocks in place is no cheap option, which is why ISPs resist until they’re mandated by a court order, generally. At a reported cost…

This story continues at The Next Web

from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/05/27/8-piracy-sites-blocked-isps-uk-industry-continues-pointless-whack-pirate-game/

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