Pirate Bay, RARBG, 1337x & Torrentz2 to be Permanently Blocked in India
The court has issued an order which requires ISPs in India to permanently block The Pirate Bay, RARBG, Torrentz2, 1337x, FMovies, and several similar sites. According to order, if users in India continue to accessing pirated content, they could be hit with emails, popups and fines.
The site blocking actions are practiced in India for some time (so-called John Doe orders), where a lot of websites are blocked temporarily to protect new movie releases.
Right holders have been looking for a more permanent solution. The court handed down an order which targets some of the largest torrent and streaming websites, including The Pirate Bay, RARBG, Torrentz2, 1337x, ExtraTorrent, YTS, FMovies and BMovies. Due to none of the sites chose to “rebut or challenge” any of the evidence produced by the plaintiffs, the court held all of them liable for copyright infringement.
It’s therefore suggested that the relevant authorities should explore the possibility of sending emails, pop-ups, or other warnings to those who continue to consume infringing content.