Foxtel Just Blocked A Bunch Of New Websites In Australia

Foxtel’s law-talking guys have struck again, with 127 domain names added to the ISP blacklist under site blocking legislation. Sites on the chopping block this time include Yes Movies, Vumoo, Los Movies, Cartoon HD, Putlocker, ProjectFreeTV and Torlock. Here are the details.

Australia’s largest internet service providers will be forced to add 15 pirate streaming sites and two torrent sites to its block list, following a new court proceeding instituted by Foxtel.

The Federal Court has directed TPG/iiNet, Optus, Telstra and Vocus Communications to block all domain names associated with the following pirate sites:

  • Yes Movies
  • Vumoo
  • Los Movies
  • Cartoon HD
  • Putlocker
  • Watch Series 1
  • Watch Series 2
  • Project – Free TV
  • ProjectFreeTV
  • Watch Episodes
  • Watch Episode Series
  • Watch TV Series
  • The Dare TV
  • 1337x
  • Torlock

This brings the total number of sites and domain names blocked by our government at Foxtel’s behest to 65 and 250, respectively. (You can see the rest of the banned sites here and here.)

“Foxtel believes in the importance of educating people that accessing pirated content is not a victimless crime and we will continue to do our part in shedding light on the seriousness of intellectual property theft,” Foxtel said in a statement. It then keelhauled an alleged eight-year old pirate and left him flailing in the water for sharks to eat. We made that last bit up, obviously.

In related news, Australian rights holders under the Creative Content Australia umbrella today launched a new anti-piracy campaign dubbed ‘The Price of Piracy’. The campaign aims to highlight the need to protect intellectual property rights while underscoring the threat of content theft on the creative industries. You can find more information about the campaign here.

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