ISPs ordered to block sharing sites
The Local · 6 Oct 2014, 13:23
Published: 06 Oct 2014 13:23 GMT+02:00
- Legal action planned to force piracy blockade (20 Aug 14)
- IFPI demands further website bans in Austria (06 Aug 14)
- Austrian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay (29 Jul 14)
According to a report in Telecom Paper News, the court ordered A1, 3 Austria, Tele2 Austria and UPC Austria to block all access to Movie4K and kinox, which are popular sites for downloading copyrighted movies.
The Austrian Federation Against Piracy (VAP) filed a restraining order against the ISPs in August after the companies refused to respond to its letters requesting the blocks.
A recent decision by the European Court of Justice upheld an earlier action to block web sites that trade in copyrighted material.
At the time of writing, the Pirate Bay web site has not yet been blocked in Austria.