Major ISP piracy crackdown ordered in Australia

Two Australian courts have handed down rulings instructing telecoms companies and ISPs to block 59 websites and 127 domains.

According to a report by Engadget, the rulings are aimed at clamping down on online piracy.

In the first case, filed by Village Roadshow, the court ordered 42 websites to be blocked – which included sites that show users how to evade legal action when pirating.

The second case was filed by Foxtel, and resulted in 17 websites receiving a block order.

“All telcos and ISPs now have 15 days to comply – once they’re done, Australians won’t be able to access a total of 65 pirate websites via typical means,” stated the report.

The blocked sites include PrimeWire, MegaShare, Limetorrents, Project Free TV, Watch Series, PutLocker, and GoMovies.

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