Italy Orders Blockade of Three More Torrent Sites
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 13/06/2014 14:10
A telecoms administrative body has ordered a fresh torrent site blockade in Italy. Following decisions against four torrent sites last month, the AGCOM regulator says that three more torrent indexes must now be banned by the country's ISPs.
After coming under intense criticism, this year Italy was removed from the Watch List in the USTR's Special 301 Report. Part of the formula for that achievement was to be found in telecoms regulator AGCOM.
Instead of legislating against piracy, the Italian government gave the watchdog the power to deal with infringement, up to and including the removal of infringing content and even the blocking of allegedly copyright-infringing domains.