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Free movie streaming ban: Virgin Media joins Sky with UK block on popular websites


Films hosted by the sites included in the latest court ruling are often illegal to watch but the fact you can view for free means they attract millions of users.

Speaking about the ban, an MPA spokesperson, said: “The MPA EMEA is continuing with site blocking across Europe. On February 5, the UK courts handed down the latest siteblocking order. As a result, several structurally infringing sites will be blocked. Site blocking is a legitimate and effective way of halting the spread of online piracy. Piracy affects everyone involved in the creative process – from the songwriters to authors and the makeup artists. It also adversely affects consumers, exposing them to malware, identity theft and fraud.

“Site blocking builds on years of work, and forms just one pillar of the MPA EMEA’s overall enforcement strategy. Online infringement is complex, and there is no single answer to addressing it. In addition to site blocking, the MPA EMEA supports a variety of educational campaigns that are designed to guard against copyright infringement, ensure the safety of young people online, protect users from damaging scams, and ultimately safeguard the sustainability of the creative sectors.”


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